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Texas National Guard Member Charged with Migrant Smuggling

The Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed that a Texas National Guard soldier has been accused of trying to smuggle an illegal migrant into the U.S., according to NewsNation.

Guardsman Savion Johnson — who was deployed to Eagle Pass as part of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s Operation Lone Star — was arrested in Kinney County on charges of human smuggling, unlawfully carrying a weapon and evading arrest.

“If the allegations are true, the accused is a traitor and criminal,” Abbott’s press secretary Andrew Mahaleris said in a statement, according to KTRK-TV.

“We have zero tolerance for Texans who violate laws that directly contradict the mission we are seeking to achieve. The accused’s illegal smuggling may subject him to a mandatory minimum prison sentence of at least 10 years. He deserves more.”

In the old days — which weren’t so long ago — traitors faced the firing squad.

According to Kinney County Sheriff Brad Coe, Johnson was driving a government vehicle on Highway 674 on Sunday when he spotted a tactical Border Patrol checkpoint and turned around.

“That behavior alerted agents, who attempted to stop the SUV,” NewsNation reported. “Officers from Texas DPS used spike strips to get the vehicle to come to a stop.”

Kinney County sheriff’s deputies arrived on the scene to assist with the arrest, and Johnson was pulled out of the vehicle and searched. An illegal immigrant who initially fled from the SUV eventually gave himself up.

Johnson had been promised $5,000 to $6,000 to smuggle the person, according to NewsNation sources. Because he was armed, the smuggling charge was elevated.

This wasn’t the first time a member of the National Guard has been arrested for human smuggling near the border. In June, two servicewomen were caught sneaking illegal immigrants into the country along the same road.

It’s bad enough the Mexican drug cartels are working hard to smuggle illegal immigrants across the border. When American soldiers help them do it, it’s beyond corrupt.

It signals that the moral compass that used to be calibrated in American homes and schools is broken. Sadly, the sacred oath soldiers take to protect the country from “all enemies, foreign and domestic,” is now mere babble.

“We don’t know what’s going on in their lives to make them do this,” Coe said. “But they’re going to get caught.”

Coe’s heart is in the right place, but the numbers don’t back him up.

Considering the number of “gotaways” who made it into the country in fiscal year 2023 — an estimated 860,000 — it doesn’t appear that all the smugglers are getting caught.

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  • Dr. Who says:

    “It’s bad enough the Mexican drug cartels are working hard to smuggle illegal immigrants across the border. When American soldiers help them do it, it’s beyond corrupt.” (Truth Press) Is it beyond corrupt when the president aids illegal aliens to cross the border? It is alleged that Biden let in 15 million illegals that we know of. There are estimated to be twice that number in “gotaways.” “If the allegations are true, the accused is a traitor and criminal,” (Truth Press) Abbott’s press secretary Andrew Mahaleris said of Savion Johnson. Does the law apply to Biden and everyone involved in transporting illegal aliens into and around the country? What if we called everyone who is involved in getting illegal aliens into the country, as this guardsman did, “criminals and traitors?” What is stopping us from arresting them?
    How do illegals get into the country? Planes, trains, automobiles, by foot, and on buses. NGOs aid and abet their illegal movement and illegal settlement throughout our country. Are the NGOs acting criminally? Are the NGOs staffed by traitors for helping the illegals gain entry into and stay in our country? Has our government been acting criminally and is our government betraying us when they give our money to illegal aliens? Everyone who aided these illegals, in any way, or gave support to what can only be described as an invasion, has acted criminally and has committed treason, just like this national guardsman has. Every one of the people who helped illegal aliens come into our country, or supported them while they are here, is guilty of treason. This is becoming very clear to everyone.

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