Though seemingly uninterested in tracking the flow of illegal aliens into the United States, the Department of Homeland Security is reportedly very concerned about tracking the movement of U.S. truckers.
On Tuesday, the Biden DHS issued a bulletin/alert to law enforcement agencies across the country about “a convoy of truckers planning to potentially block roads in major metropolitan cities in the United States in protest of, among other things, vaccine mandates for truck drivers.”
The alert warns that this convoy of disgruntled U.S. citizens “intends to start in California as early as mid-February and travel to Washington, D.C., as late as mid-March, reportedly gathering truckers as they travel across the country.”
“At this time, we have no indication that individuals discussing participating in these activities in the United States are engaged in anything other than First Amendment–protected activity,” the alert reads.
“Nonetheless, DHS remains concerned that these events could have significant public safety implications or potentially be exploited by ideologically motivated actors to potentially act or encourage others to act violently.”
A DHS Bulletin obtained by @CBSNews warns a group of American truckers may be planning a vaccine protest caravan similar to the one in Canada that could begin as soon as Super Bowl Sunday in LA and end across the country in Washington DC.
— Kris Van Cleave (@krisvancleave) February 9, 2022
A DHS spokesperson issued a statement to Yahoo News on Wednesday confirming that the alert is legitimate.
“DHS is tracking reports of a potential convoy that may be planning to travel to several U.S. cities. We have not observed specific calls for violence within the United States associated with this convoy, and are working closely with our federal, state, and local partners to continuously assess the threat environment and keep our communities safe. DHS will continue to share timely and actionable information with the public,” the spokesperson said.
Another federal law enforcement official told Yahoo News that they’re concerned the protesting U.S. truckers could “cause all kinds of problems.” The unnamed official even linked them to the Jan. 6th riot at the U.S. Capitol.
“We are tracking this like it’s a real threat because we think it has the potential to cause all kinds of problems, violent or otherwise. We don’t want a lot of angry people storming D.C. We’ve seen that before. So for now, we monitor movements and see who these people are, if they pose a threat not just to D.C. but of course to anywhere else along the way,” the official said.
The alert comes amid similar protests in Canada, where both Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his allies in the establishment press have smeared truckers as cultists and insurrectionists, despite them not having committed a single act of violence.
Freedom Convoy trucker blasts liberal media ‘out to get us,’ argues ‘maybe that’s the cult’ https://t.co/XxQK5TZK26
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) February 10, 2022
The alert likewise comes only days after former Trump era immigration official Mark Morgan penned a report accusing the Biden DHS of ignoring Border Patrol “agents’ pleas for help.”
“The agents have been thrust into an untenable crisis they know jeopardizes our nation’s public safety, health and national security,” he wrote on Monday for The Washington Times.
“The Border Patrol agents are frustrated, angry and demoralized as they have been forced to watch our nation’s borders be handed over to cartels that have flooded our country with drugs, gang members and criminal aliens, as well as exacerbating our national security vulnerabilities. They have been forced by this administration to relinquish their sworn duty to secure our nation’s borders and instead been relegated to acting as travel agents on behalf of the cartels.”
As one example, he pointed to the recently leaked video of angry Border Patrol officials confronting DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas:
Leaked video shows border patrol agents confronting leadership: ‘Good men are doing nothing!’ https://t.co/KPDQ9TKQm7
— American Wire News (@americanwire_) January 30, 2022
Though not mentioned by Morgan, the video is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to evidence that the Biden DHS ignoring the flow of illegal aliens into the U.S.
About two weeks ago in late January, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was forced by the Biden DHS to cancel deportation requests on an illegal alien, Heriberto Fuerte-Padilla, who’d killed a woman in a drunk driving incident two years ago.
“Under rules issued in September by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Fuerte-Padilla doesn’t qualify as a priority anymore,” as reported by The Washington Times.
ALERT: Biden’s DHS is *CANCELLING* a deportation order on an illegal alien drunk driver who killed a Texas girl and then attempted to flee—letting him stay in the US. To these anti-enforcement zealots, American Lives are acceptable collateral damage in their open borders crusade. https://t.co/ALChd1Lp25
— Stephen Miller (@StephenM) January 31, 2022
Three months prior to that incident, Mayorkas issued a directive to Border Patrol and ICE barring them from conducting workplace raids of companies staffed by illegal aliens.
At the Secretary’s direction, DHS will:
✅Develop & update policies to support enforcement of labor standards
✅Prioritize workplace enforcement against unscrupulous employers
✅End mass worksite enforcement operations
— Homeland Security (@DHSgov) October 12, 2021
And two months before that, over two dozen congressional Republicans submitted a letter to Mayorkas accusing him of ignoring requests for “important information regarding the destinations within the interior of our nation of the heavy illegal migration over our nation’s border.”
Meanwhile, it appears DHS is now happily acquiescing to demands from the establishment left that it target and persecute protesting U.S. truckers …
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