Northern Border Citizens Respond To Increased Migrant Invasion

With so much national attention focused on Biden’s open southern border, human trafficking cartels have a new operation. According to a report by the New York Post, these criminal organizations are setting up shop on the northern border to whisk illegal migrants into the U.S. from Canada.

And nearby residents are taking precautions as the area becomes rife with dangerous strangers pouring through.

Southern states, and Texas in particular, are strengthening their response to the deluge of illegals pouring across the border. This led to some operations moving migrants via air travel to Canada and then southward into the U.S.

Chris Feeley, a resident of Swanton, Vermont, told the Post that locals were advised by Border Patrol to “put a pistol in your backpack.” He said the agent explained that nine out of 10 of the new arrivals want a better life, “but there’s that one guy that’s got a rap sheet.”

Swanton is less than 10 miles from the Canadian border.

Feeley said Border Patrol receptionists now know his voice when he calls. They usually concern his cameras picking up more illegal migrants walking past and asking for assistance.

As porous as Biden’s southern border quickly became, the northern route also saw an alarming surge in traffic. The Post reported that 2023 experienced a staggering 240% increase in encounters with illegal foreign nationals over 2022.

Of that total, 70% crossed in the 295-mile stretch that crosses the northern border of Swanton.

To be certain, the southern border continues to dwarf the north for illegal migrant crossings. Over 2.4 million encounters were recorded in 2023, and January’s total topped a record of 302,000.

However, there is change afoot.

Immigration experts say that many with enough money forgo the southern border route and instead purchase a $350 one-way airline ticket from Mexico City or Cancun to Montreal or Toronto. Those wanting to avoid detection are able to cross much easier at the Canadian side.

Most resources are directing south, meaning the giant border between the U.S. and Canada is largely unguarded.