The Biden administration is silent after its border policies led to an illegal alien teenager purposely setting multiple wildfires.
Thanks to the Biden administration’s absolute failure to secure the border, illegal immigrants have been pouring into the country in record numbers. As California continues its descent into madness, the state has welcomed these illegals in and given them free reign.
Now, California is facing the consequences, as Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials have announced the arrest of an illegal alien teenager from Mexico who had been setting wildfires in the state.
Agents from the CBP’s El Centro Sector arrested the illegal alien and accused him of setting several fires in the Jacumba Wilderness, an area spanning about 31,000 acres located in California’s Imperial County, along a remote stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border.
In a press release, Customs and Border Patrol reported:
“The incident occurred at approximately 2:15 p.m., when El Centro Station Dispatch notified agents working in the field of a fire in the Jacumba Wilderness Region. Agents responded to the given location and at approximately 2:50 p.m., they located an unknown individual in the vicinity of the reported fire, attempting to start another fire. Agents attempted to extinguish the second fire but had little success.”
“The accused arsonist, an 18-year-old male Mexican national, was arrested for illegal entry into the United States, and transported to the El Centro Sector Processing Center (CPC),” the press release noted.
Luckily, the Bureau of Land Management was able to send an aircraft with firefighting capabilities to the scene of the wildfires. According to the agency, the “combined resources and firefighting efforts were able to control the fires” the next day.
“Our environment and natural places are national interests that all Americans hold dear,” Chief Patrol Agent Gregory K. Bovino said in a statement. “I would like to thank our partners at Bureau of Land Management as they work tirelessly to conserve and protect the fragile Jacumba Mountains Wilderness area; the location where this undocumented migrant purposefully set fire to endangered Big Horn Sheep habitat.”
In another press release sent out in early September, Border Patrol revealed that approximately 9,728 illegal immigrants with prior criminal convictions have been apprehended in the U.S. so far in 2021. This is a major increase from 2020, when only 2,438 illegal aliens with criminal convictions were arrested.
Despite these shocking numbers, the Biden administration doesn’t seem too concerned about the effect that its policies are having on the country. With the continued flow of illegals coming across the border, we can expect to see more crimes committed by illegal aliens in the coming years.