Iranian Citizens Detained on US Southwest Border

 

San Luis Arizona Local MapCustoms and Border Patrol announced that Border Patrol agents in the Yuma, AZ, sector captured a group of 11 Iranian citizens on Monday evening, February 3. The illegal aliens were walking across a bridge in the border town of San Luis. The threat across our southern border has long been far more than “migrant workers” undermining US worker wages and black market drugs affecting both public health and public safety (due to extralegal business enforcement by drug gangs).

The Border Patrol has long used an informal acronym, OTM, “other than Mexican,” naming a significant border security concern. We should not be surprised at Iranians testing our response, since the uniparty of Democrats and RepubliCan’ts have so clearly signaled their all-out political war on us and their determination to get back to normal politics, crushing poor and lower-middle-class employment and wages.

The terrorist and infiltration threat is not new. Indeed, Hezbollah, an Iranian regime proxy force, has been reported in South and Central America since the 1990s. President Trump and his constitutionally faithful Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, as distinct from the dishonorable Rex Tillerson, who joined to subvert the will of the American electorate, made significant progress in giving our neighbors to the south the courage and motivation to openly move against Hezbollah in the region. We can fully expect all of that good work to be discarded, as the Democrats and Chamber of Commerce Republicans look to get back to Obama’s Middle East policies.

San Luis is at the southwest corner of Arizona, and shares a border with Sonora to the south and Baja California to the west.

San Luis Arizona Big Picture Map

Yuma Sector BP Agents Arrest Group of Iranians

Release Date:
February 3, 2021
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a group of 11 Iranian citizens who illegally crossed the border into the United States Monday evening.

At approximately 6 p.m., BP agents encountered the group near San Luis, Arizona, on a bridge near County 21st Street and the Salinity Canal.  Agents determined the group had illegally crossed the international border into the U.S.  The group was arrested and taken to Yuma Station for processing.  The five females and six males are were all from Iran, a Special Interest Country.

Yuma Sector agents regularly encounter people from all over the world, including Special Interest Countries.  Agents adjudicate each arrest in accordance with law and policy in order to secure our nation’s borders.

For the last two fiscal years, Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents have led the nation in apprehending illegal crossers from Iran.  Yuma Sector agents apprehended eight Iranian nationals in FY2020, compared to just 14 from all other border patrol sectors combined.  So far in FY2021, Yuma Sector agents have apprehend 14 nationals from Iran.

The primary mission of the Border Patrol is to prevent nefarious people and devices from entering the United States.  Iran is a designated Special Interest Country and the agents of Yuma Sector work diligently to protect our borders for the safety of our nation.  Border security is national security.

Previous posts for context on the Arizona-Sonora border:

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  1. Zafar Member
    Zafar
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    Interesting :

    There were five women, ages 28, 30, 35, 35 and 37, arrested. Four men, ages 24, 31, 36 and 43, were taken into custody along with two boys, ages 10 and 2. These people had previously lived in Iran….

    Yuma agents apprehended eight Iranians in 2020. A spokesperson said these people were not suspected to be terrorists. 

    Fourteen Iranians have been arrested by agents from Yuma so far in 2021.

     

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  2. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
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    Zafar (View Comment):

    Interesting :

    There were five women, ages 28, 30, 35, 35 and 37, arrested. Four men, ages 24, 31, 36 and 43, were taken into custody along with two boys, ages 10 and 2. These people had previously lived in Iran….

    Yuma agents apprehended eight Iranians in 2020. A spokesperson said these people were not suspected to be terrorists.

    Fourteen Iranians have been arrested by agents from Yuma so far in 2021.

     

    So, more in the first 32 days of 2021 than in all of 2020. 

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  3. Zafar Member
    Zafar
    @Zafar

    More apprehended. So there’s also that.

    In terms of push factor – I wonder if it’s sanction impacts reaching critical mass, or the likelihood of a more hardline majlis being elected, or ??  Could just be an outlier – those are small numbers.

    Or…do they think they’ll get a more sympathetic hearing under the Biden Administration?

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  4. Aaron Miller Member
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    Presumably, Hezbollah still uses Mexico as a conduit between the US and Iran. 

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  5. Kozak Member
    Kozak
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    Nothing to see here Citizen ,move along.

    The important part is, did they get their free bus ticket, welfare application, and new voter card ?

    Thats what really is important.

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  6. Ekosj Member
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    Kozak (View Comment):

    Nothing to see here Citizen ,move along.

    The important part is, did they get their free bus ticket, welfare application, and new voter card ?

    Thats what really is important.

    Don’t forget Covid vaccine.   

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  7. DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) Coolidge
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    Kozak (View Comment):

    Nothing to see here Citizen ,move along.

    The important part is, did they get their free bus ticket, welfare application, and new voter card ?

    Thats what really is important.

    Give them their stimmy check and send them on their way.   Can illegal aliens get multiple stimmy checks, if they ask multiple times? 

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  8. Ekosj Member
    Ekosj
    @Ekosj

     Xiden is clueless regarding illegal immigration. He replaced the bust of Andrew Jackson in the Oval Office with one of Caesar Chavez – thinking that would send a message about immigration.  

    He doesn’t realize that Chavez was militantly opposed to  illegal immigration.   Chavez was first and foremost a union organizer trying to unionise the legal migrant farm workers in the southwest.   He was keenly aware of the damage illegal immigration did to the wages of unskilled legal workers.

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  9. WI Con Member
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    I would be more alarmed if it was all young men, not that it isn’t a problem it doesn’t fit the profile of an Insertion Team.

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  10. Ekosj Member
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    WI Con (View Comment):

    I would be more alarmed if it was all young men, not that it isn’t a problem it doesn’t fit the profile of an Insertion Team.

    Isn’t there a rather lengthy history of female jihadis?

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  11. CACrabtree Coolidge
    CACrabtree
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    According to White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, the Iranians were harmless civilians who became separated from their tour group…

    (sarcasm intended…)

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  12. Zafar Member
    Zafar
    @Zafar

    Ekosj (View Comment):

    WI Con (View Comment):

    I would be more alarmed if it was all young men, not that it isn’t a problem it doesn’t fit the profile of an Insertion Team.

    Isn’t there a rather lengthy history of female jihadis?

    It’s the two year old you need to watch. 

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  13. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    Ekosj (View Comment):

    Xiden is clueless regarding illegal immigration. He replaced the bust of Andrew Jackson in the Oval Office with one of Caesar Chavez – thinking that would send a message about immigration.

    He doesn’t realize that Chavez was militantly opposed to illegal immigration. Chavez was first and foremost a union organizer trying to unionise the legal migrant farm workers in the southwest. He was keenly aware of the damage illegal immigration did to the wages of unskilled legal workers.

    Yes, and from most reports, he and his folks weren’t above giving some hickory shampoos to illegals who were threatening their jobs.

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