Border Hawk reporter Wid Lyman recently traveled to Acuña, Mexico, an entry point for illegal immigrants entering the United States, and discovered United Nations pamphlets among packets that instructed migrants how to make their way to the United States, then enter the the country under an often false claim of refugee status.
National File editor-in-chief Tom Pappert interviewed Wid Lyman of immigration news aggregate website Border Hawk this week, and Lyman explained that the pamphlets were found in large piles of refuse discarded by illegal immigrants as they trek toward the United States.
“Then you notice on the ground, physically, the piles of trash, waste, human waste, animal waste, I mean it’s littered all across the Rio, which is a beautiful river,” said Lyman.
“It’s all kinds of trash, it’s documents, it’s paraphernalia that they need to cross, it’s shoes, it’s clothing, and it was truly shocking [to see] the volume.” He added, “I’ve been to a lot of U.S. cities, and I don’t think I’ve seen anything quite like that.”
Border Hawk traveled to the southern border to report on the migrant invasion at Del Rio, TX
Official figures indicate ~1,000 illegal aliens are crossing daily – local authorities say the number could be 3x-4x higher
Stay tuned for our upcoming series of reports from the region pic.twitter.com/1taKETxioa
— Border Hawk (@BorderHawkNews) December 10, 2021
When asked what sort of illegal immigrant crosses to the United States via Acuña, Lyman explained that while it is difficult to know, he and his team found at least one “packet” that contained information geared toward those seeking refugee status.
“In one of the packets we found was a way to communicate and what to say about how to be a refugee, what constitutes that [status].”
Lyman explained that the packets contained Spanish-language pamphlets and materials from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the Mexican government, and other governmental, international, or non governmental organizations aimed at helping would-be refugees enter the United States.
He added that most migrants do not fit the United States’ definition of a refugee, thus making the documents useless except to to those seeking to illegally enter the United States under false pretenses.
“It was shocking, they’re coached, they’re well funded, they’re well organized.” He added, “It does raise the question, what is going on? Why are they here? What are they doing?”
“The UN Refugee Agency is promoting, helping, and funding a lot of these migrants to cross,” said Lyman, who recorded video as he discovered several United Nations pamphlets abandoned in piles of trash.
Also among the piles of trash, human waste, and discarded documents were countless government identification cards from as far away as Haiti and Senegal. These were abandoned, explained Lyman, to assist
“This was a small area, we did not cover a large square mile. To see that much in a small area was telling.”
Border Hawk and Lyman plan to release the footage captured in Acuña in multiple parts, and Lyman explained that an upcoming report will focus on the discarded United Nations documents and their significance.