Border Arrests Reach Crisis Point

The Border Patrol has arrested a record number of illegals at the border, a high of 70,000. The Free Beacon reports:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents apprehended more than 70,000 people in February, the majority unaccompanied children or families, the agency announced Tuesday.

This figure is the highest monthly total at any point in at least the past five years, lending credence to President Donald Trump’s ongoing claim that America is experiencing a “crisis” at its southwestern border.

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“We are currently facing a humanitarian and national security crisis along our southwest border. The vast increases in families and children coming across our border, in larger groups and in more remote areas, presents a unique challenge to our operations and facilities, and those of our partners, including the NGOS who work to assist these individuals and families throughout their immigration proceedings,” said CBP Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan.

More than 36,000 “family units” (i.e., children and parent/guardians traveling together) were apprehended trying to cross the southwestern border between ports of entry; a further 4,000 were apprehended at points of entry. That total means that more family units attempted to cross the border illegally in February than at any point since the government began tracking the relevant data.

If arrests are so high, it must mean that overall border crossings are reaching new heights. Security issues in Latin America, coupled with weak support of border enforcement in Congress, make the border a dangerous area that needs Congressional funding if Americans are to be kept safe.

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Bill Williams
3 years ago

How is it these libs don’t see this crisis, it’s because of the Trump haters, anything he’s for, they are against, even if it brings the country down.

LARRY CHAMBERS
LARRY CHAMBERS
3 years ago
Reply to  Bill Williams

“None are so blind as those who refuse to see.” If you were to Google, “map of all the countries” America sends foreign aid,” it might surprise you. I saw countries I never heard of. Sen. Rand Paul says it’s outrageous that we send aid to China and then pay interest on the money we borrow from them. We send hundreds of millions of dollars to all Central American countries plus spend billions on sanctuary cities and freebies galore. In certain cities, illegals are treated better and have rights over American citizens

Bob
Bob
3 years ago
Reply to  LARRY CHAMBERS

I have no confidence in Rand Paul. He says the president needs to build a wall on the border, but on the other hand condemns him for declaring the crisis at the border in order to get to enough money to build a wall. What people like Rand Paul do not realize is that it costs a lot more money to allow these illegal into our country because we have to give them food stamps, aid to dependent children, housing assistance, and money to pay their utilities. These costs are recurring over and over again and amounts to a lot more money than it would cost to build the border wall to keep them out.

jim hunt
3 years ago

So maybe this is the democrat and Obama’s army that he was talking about,how about all those guns that were transferred to mexico by Eric Holder during fast and furious a few years ago,do we really know all that took place and how many guns were transferred,it appears to me we may be headed for a civil war before long if the progressive(communist) keep pushing their ungodly agenda,stay alert conservatives.

Dennis Taylor
Dennis Taylor
3 years ago

And the democrats are playing the fiddle while the country burns ,and they are the ones who struck the match!

Janis
Janis
3 years ago

Where the heck is Congress????? Why arent they closing the loopholes in the laws that allows illegals to be released into the interior of the US just by saying they have creditable fear back in their home countries? A law stating that asylum claims MUST be made in their home country at the US Embassy and that none can be declared on US soil, and that anyone who sets a foot on US soil without this being followed is immediately deported. Set ICE loose on the 92% of “asylum seekers” who have had their cases heard in Immigration Courts, given their Due Process, and whose claims have been denied, and defied the Courts by not showing up for their deportation. Round them up, put them on planes, and send them home. Once the people in their home countries start seeing a fleet of planes landing and returning them back, it will discourage any others with thoughts of paying mucho dinero only to have the same bad outcome. Then, finally, get that wall up, pronto. Put troops on the border. This IS an illegal invasion, and we the taxpayers are being ignored. Our hard-earned tax dollars are being given to people we never agreed to pay for. Our kids are being denied the education promised, by illegals occupying seats and the time and resources of the schools and teachers we pay for. Our medical resources are stretched to the point of bankruptcy. When you go into a BJ’s or a Costco and you hear more Spanish being spoken than English, and you see more people paying with an EBT card than not, you know we are in deep doo-doo.

Gerry A.
3 years ago
Reply to  Janis

Why are we wondering where Congress is ??…Being the Democrats the majority we should ask ourself : Who put them there in the first place ?? When the Republicans were the majority why didn’t they take courage and solve the situation ?? … When are the Republicans going to learn to be “united” and back up the President ??

Don
Don
3 years ago

What the border patrol needs to do is to start shipping illegals to Dem and supporting RINO homes and make the owners responsible for them from one end to the other. About 100 each should get their attention.

Robert POWELL
Robert POWELL
3 years ago

shut down all EBTs to illegals ….all of them -no exceptions–.

Daniel Mount
Daniel Mount
3 years ago

All of these So-Called Politicians that stabbed the President in the back will live to regret it after President Trump get through with them. I really hope he declares Martial Law and then has all of these so-called Politicians Arrested for the attempted coup and treason then abolishes both parties Both Democrat party and the Republican Party. Then declare The Constitutional Party the one and only Party of the United States and no other party.

Tobydog1
3 years ago

I don’t mean to sound crude but, we need to start shooting these invaders, instead of pampering
them! Once a few hundred of them lay bleeding on American soil, they might get the message that you come to America legally or, you die!

N
N
3 years ago

Treason is a badge of honor for the Godless NAZI Commie liberal Racist Demoncrat Party and RINOs! The party of hate, hypocrisy, lies, deception, Fake News (Russian Collusion and Jussie M hoax) the list is endless! And the clueless minions that follow them!

Thomas
Thomas
3 years ago

Its Time to give the illegal aliens a choice … immediate deportation or execution !

Take the entire family out or deport them ! This pussy-footing around is just ridiculous !

Harry
3 years ago

The Border is the Democrats CASKET!! Dig the hole.

Carol
Carol
3 years ago
Reply to  Harry

Build the wall tall and strong and at least 100 feet under ground so digging under it would be difficult without equipment. If there is no emergency at the border because of no wall then please tell me what the definition of emergency is. The prosperity of our country depends on it. Why have a law if we don’t en=force it? No one is against legal immigration and even those who have come legally are against those trying to come illegally.
The Dems are betraying America day by day and yet there are people who vote for them. WHY?

Shelba Herring
3 years ago

When the illegals are caught jumping the border instead of coddling them just shove them back across the border no applying for amnesty, the reason they keep coming here is the catch and release policy they know that when they are released they can disappear and not be found unless the do something stupid, they could care less about our laws, about who they hurt, rob or kill

Timbuktu
3 years ago

It is my understanding that members of Congress (the House and/or the Senate) cannot be sued for what they do or say in the Halls of Congress. IS THIS TRUE?
If this is true can they be sued for dereliction of duty for failing to do what they should have done and deception during the election cycle for stating what they did not intend to do? THIS HAPPENED OUTSIDE CONGRESS AS A CANDIDATE AND THUS SHOULD NOT BE COVERED BY CONGRESSIONAL IMMUNITY. RIGHT?

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