(FiveNation.com)- Unless Mexicans are naming their children Climate Change, it looks like the culprit in last week’s California wildfires wasn’t global warming.
Customs and Border Patrol released a statement on Friday announcing they had arrested an illegal alien teenager for allegedly setting the wildfires in the Jacumba Wilderness last week.
The illegal, whose name is being withheld, was spotted in the vicinity of one reported fire just as he was starting a second blaze. Border Patrol agents attempted to extinguish the second fire, but with little success. They called in the Bureau of Land Management which dispatched an aircraft with firefighting capabilities to deal with the fire.
Both fires were under control by the next day.
The accused arsonist is an 18-year-old Mexican national who was arrested for illegally entering the US and was transported to the El Centro Processing location. Since the teen was “caught in the act” of starting a wildfire, the Bureau of Land Management is now investigating the Jacumba Wilderness fires as arson.
The Jacumba Mountains Wilderness area includes the Big Horn Sheep habitat, which, according to the Border Patrol, the illegal alien deliberately tried to torch.
The Jacumba Wilderness spans about 31,000 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. It is located in California’s Imperial County, which is along a remote stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border.
Earlier this month, the Border Patrol reported that about 9,728 illegal aliens with prior criminal convictions have been apprehended in the United States since the start of the fiscal year. This is a sharp increase compared to last year. In fiscal year 2020, only 2,438 illegal aliens with criminal convictions were arrested.
The arrest of this alleged Mexican national cum arsonist comes as the Biden administration is facing growing criticism over its failure to secure the southern border. Last week a staggering number of Haitian illegals had encamped beneath the International Bridge in Del Rio Texas. It is estimated some 17,000 Haitian illegals had crossed the southern border. Of those, the Biden administration deported fewer than one tenth. Ten to twelve thousand were released into the United States.