Watch The Border
Therefore, we ask Europe to explain why a European organization is violating human rights at our borders? We don't just ask Europe to explain, but above all demand that this system in which fundamental rights are ignored be changed.
Watch The Border
Therefore, we ask Europe to justify itself. Why is Frontex, funded by European taxpayers, actively being used to destabilize and circumvent the principles of the European Union? Why is a European organization violating human rights at our borders?
Together we can change this system of violation and oppression. As European citizens, we must not only ask Europe for an explanation, but above all demand that this system in which fundamental rights are ignored be changed. Because we cannot let this happen. Not on our border watch.
Listen to the podcast in which our client, the father of the Syrian family, takes you through the events that took place when he and his family wanted to seek asylum in Europe. We can not let this happen, not on our border watch!
The anonymous, main plaintiff of the first legal action for damages against Frontex before the Court of Justice of the European Union. Our guest represents a family who was pushed back at the EU border in Greece and is now holding Frontex to account for its actions. With the support of an interpreter, we give voice to his family.
We created an email to the European council, where we ask the EU to answer for the inconsistent and outrageous behaviour by Frontex. We demand: Stop border atrocities by the EU and Frontex; not on our border watch!
Fundamental human rights are being violated at the external borders of the European Union. Asylum seekers and refugees are denied safety, caused by illegal pushbacks. They are deprived of their human right to apply for asylum, actively endangering their lives.
As a human being, a European citizen and a European taxpayer, I call on you to end these human rights violations at our borders. If the European Union stands for 'a community of values', it must guarantee basic human rights and the rule of law on its own territory.
You can also help by spreading the message within your own network on social media and other channels that this must stop now. Stop border atrocities by the EU and Frontex: Stop the illegal pushbacks! Not on our border watch!
I live in a desert community outside of Tucson, about 40 miles from the US-Mexico border, where my family owns thirty acres of land. Border Patrol agents around here roam our country roads, supposedly on the watch for migrants and drug-runners that sneak across the border. A few times before this particular incident agents had followed me and my kids, in my soccer mom van, for no reason I know. But until last May 21st, I had never been directly confronted by them.
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The numbers of migrants who have been able to evade agents at the border, also known as gotaways, is also rising. This year, 440,000 known gotaways have crossed the border into the U.S. At this time last year, there were 390,000.
The National Hurricane Center has issued a tropical storm watch for the U.S.-Mexico border out of concern that Hurricane Kay will travel north-northwest along the Baja California peninsula and bring heavy rain to Tijuana and Southern California.
With respect to the border between the United States (U.S.) and Canada, the border remains open for all non-discretionary travel. Many Canadians hold American citizenship and are permitted to enter Canada. Individuals that are Permanent Residents, recognized Indigenous peoples under the Indian Act, essential workers or immediate family members, may be legitimate travellers and do not fall within the restrictions.
Recent social media feeds have implied that the border is closed and asked followers to report any sightings. Since June 2020, the CBSA Border Watch Line received an average of approximately 70-100 calls per day. Due to the recent attention related to the U.S. licence plated vehicles, the Border Watch Line is now seeing a surge of approximately 300-350 calls per day.
The possible terrorists were among the staggering 239,416 migrants encountered at the southern border last month, according to a breakdown of Customs and Border Protection figures first reported by the Washington Times and obtained by The Post.
In comments made to reporters aboard Air Force One on Wednesday night en route to Paris, Trump outlined the possible design parameters of the divisive barrier he has proposed for the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump maintained that he was "not joking" about putting solar panels on the wall to potentially help cover the cost.
As a candidate, Trump repeatedly promised not only to build the barrier on the southern border to curb illegal immigration but also to make Mexico pay for it. So far, Mexico has refused to pay for it, while congressional Democrats and some Republicans have pushed back on the White House's request for federal funding to build it.
U.S. Border Patrol agents stopped 14 noncitizens who were named on the terror watchlist and tried to sneak into the United States between October 2020 and August 2021, one month short of the entire fiscal year 2021, according to recently retired Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott, who disclosed the number during a panel discussion at a Texas Public Policy Foundation conference in Austin this month and in a follow-up conversation with the Washington Examiner.
The terror watchlist stops in 2021 are significant because they are higher than in previous years. U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the parent agency of the Border Patrol, declined to comment or release data on terror watchlist encounters.
The number of terror watchlist arrests by the Border Patrol is not published online, but individual arrests are normally shared through CBP's news releases on its website. CBP stopped disclosing them in 2021 and did not respond to a request for comment.
House Republicans visiting the border in El Paso, Texas, in March 2021 said border authorities had told them that people on the terror watchlist "are now starting to exploit the southern border" as a result of the Biden administration's lax immigration policies.
"People they've caught in the last few days [in Border Patrol's El Paso sector] have been under the terror watchlist," House Homeland Security Committee ranking member John Katko, a former federal prosecutor, said at the time. "Individuals that they have on the watchlist for terrorism are now starting to exploit the southern border."
The surge of migrants from mostly Central American countries over the past year has prompted Border Patrol to pull approximately half of its 20,000 agents to transport, process, and care for people in custody, meaning fewer agents are in the field to prevent drug smuggling and criminals entering the U.S. Oftentimes, smugglers send over large groups of families and children to divert agents to one area and then run other contraband or people with criminal records across the border where agents are not present.
Terrorism experts claimed in August that al Qaeda and Islamic State members could try to enter the U.S. illegally by way of the southern border following the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan in August 2021. Federal agents patrolling the 2,000-mile-long U.S.-Mexico border are increasingly on alert for foreigners on the terror watchlist, a senior CBP official who spoke on the condition of anonymity told the Washington Examiner.
Any person in Border Patrol custody and flagged by the terror watchlist during background checks would be immediately transferred to and picked up by the FBI, said Scott, a distinguished senior fellow for border security at TPPF in Austin, Texas.