100 Illegals Rush Through Barriers—A "Banzai" As Described In ALIEN NATION
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Jenny Taer reports in the NY Post: Over 100 Migrants Break Through Razor Wire, Knock Down Guards As They Illegally Cross El Paso Border In Wild Scene, by Jennie Taer, March 21, 2024

This is what the Border Patrol used to call a ”banzai” from the WWII Japanese human wave attacks, but in the 1990s, it might be a party of twenty illegals, and now it’s hundreds.

From Peter Brimelow’s Alien Nation, 1995, p.235

The Border Patrol knows to within seconds each evening when the rush will start. It is so predictable that it could be shown live on the nightly TV news—if the national networks in faraway New York City were interested. And up on the ridge, despite the dark, the Border Patrol officers watching through the powerful truck-mounted infrared scope swiveling on its twenty-foot camera tower can quite clearly see any illegal crossings within a five-mile range. They show up as ghostly white figures on a softly glowing screen.

Usually, the illegals start to trickle across in small groups of two or three, dodging through the brush of no-man’s-land. Occasionally, however, a large group will simply charge isolated officers and overwhelm them. The Border Patrol calls this a “banzai.” If objects are thrown at the officers, as they frequently are on the border, this is “getting rocked.”

The Border Patrol knows, also, that most of the illegals will get through. There are just too many illegals and too few officers. In 1992, a total of 565,581 illegals were caught crossing this fourteen mile sector of the border—an average of over 1,500 a night, nearly half of all the apprehensions along the twenty-five-hundred-mile U.S.-Mexican frontier. (By contrast, along the three-thousand-mile U.S.-Canadian frontier in 1992, there were just over 15,000 apprehensions.)

Just over a thousand officers are assigned to the San Diego sector. They reckon they catch about one illegal in three.


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