Governor Phil Bryant | The Humanitarian and National Security Crisis on America's Southern Border
March 6th, 2021
28 mins 19 secs
About this Episode
Join America's Roundtable co-hosts Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy for a conversation with Governor Phil Bryant, the State of Mississippi (2012-2020), executive advisory board member, International Leaders Summit and partner at Bryant Songy Snell Global Partners focusing on the humanitarian and national security crisis on America's Southern border.
The Department of Homeland Security in a new report stated: The Department of Homeland Security in a new report stated: "There will be 117,000 unaccompanied child migrants crossing the border this year. A large number of them are teenagers. Just last month, some 6,000 migrants aged 16 and 17 were caught." In addition to the concerns about human trafficking, with cartels now charging $5,000 to $10,000 per person to bring illegal immigrants to the US, drug smuggling, and specifically the fentanyl supply coming through the Southern border has increased significantly. Governor Bryant also draws from his early experiences as a law enforcement officer and an undercover officer in America's drug war and communicates about fentanyl which is 50 times more potent than heroin.
Governor Phil Bryant also shares his own experiences from the US-Mexico border during 2019, joining Mississippi's National Guard with Major General Janson D. Boyles, the adjutant general of Mississippi and the United States Customs and Border Protection on a dangerous night mission as illegal immigrants led by "coyotes" from an organized crime network were apprehended. The Customs and Border Protection recently reported: "Laredo Sector Border Patrol has encountered a dangerous trend of weapons being encountered during human smuggling events. Within 24 hours, three weapons were seized in three separate events involving human smuggling."
"117,000 children will arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border without a parent or guardian in 2021."
— Department of Homeland Security, March 2, 2021
"Cartels telling migrants ‘border will be open’ when Biden takes over, Texas Democrat says."
— WWLP22News, Massachusetts, NBC affiliate
"In recent months KOLD News 13 has been showing video and pictures of large groups of asylum seekers illegally crossing into Arizona from Mexico...but Tuesday night there is new video showing the dangers of armed human smugglers." — KOLD News 13, Arizona, CBS affiliate
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