Yuma Sector Border Patrol officials released surveillance video showing a border bandit robbing migrants as they attempt to enter illegally into the United States. According to the Border Patrol, the recently released video captured a June incident that captured a group of migrants entering the United States illegally and their encounter with an armed bandit lying in wait.
Infrared security cameras installed and monitored by the Border Patrol captured the armed assault of the migrant group by the bandit. The group of men, women, and children are held at gunpoint and forced to surrender personal belongings. The video shows the migrants complying with the bandits’ orders to surrender bags containing what few belongings they carried.
The bandit situation is not a new phenomenon to the southern border. Since the inception of the Border Patrol in the 1920s, Border Patrol agents battled for control of the border landscape to