Without a border wall, one Border Patrol agent I used to know told me that there are 10-100 illegal aliens who make it into the US for every 1 they capture and detain.
I hope his figures are wrong, but for the second month in a row, Customs and Border Protection had detained over 100,000 illegal aliens trying to cross into the US.
The vast majority of them claim asylum because they’ve been taught that asylum works like a free pass into the US.
They could be coming from safe conditions, they have been trained to lie about the violence and poverty they had to flee, just to get into the US.
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And yet, Democrats say there is no crisis at the border.
Fox News – Over 100K illegal immigrants apprehended or turned away in April, CBP reveals – More than 100,000 migrants were apprehended or turned away at the southern U.S. border with Mexico in April for the second month in a row, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Wednesday.
In the figures released by immigration officials, 109,144 people were encountered trying to enter the U.S. illegally last month. Of those trying to cross, 58,474 were with families, and 8,897 were unaccompanied children.
Another 31,606 were single adults, according to border patrol numbers. Of the nearly 110,000, 10,167 people were turned away at ports of entry, as they were deemed “inadmissible” by immigration authorities.
Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost told senators on Wednesday that apprehension numbers were “off the charts,” and she’s had to divert agents to care for children…
At this time, no one knows how many of these illegals are gang members, convicted criminals or terrorists.
In my opinion, that makes the situation at the border a crisis.
If I were Trump, I would be pulling some of our combat hardened troops out of countries that hare America and assign them to the southern border with orders to stop all illegal immigration with whatever means is appropriate.
America cannot afford to take in every unhappy or oppressed person in the world, like Democrats want us to.
If we did, there would be massive job losses, hunger and extreme overcrowding.
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