Officials with the US Customs and Border Protection thought that with President Donald Trump’s crack down on apprehensions and deportations that the number of illegal immigrant crossings would begin to drop.
However, the opposite is true, with the numbers reaching record levels that are unprecedented.
The number of illegal aliens apprehended in May by Border Patrol personnel topped 144,000, bringing the year’s total to 676,315.
Keep in mind that these are just the ones that are being caught and not those who manage to cross undetected.
The crossings are up at least 10%, forcing officials to place the expected number of apprehensions for the year to top 1 million.
Washington Examiner – New border surge prompts 10% jump in 2019 prediction to 1,072,000 illegal immigrants – Calling the surprising May surge in illegal immigrant arrests on the border the “worst case scenario,” a top immigration analyst has boosted the expected level of crossings 10%, to over 1 million.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Wednesday revealed that May apprehensions topped 144,000. This year has seen 676,315 apprehensions so far, up 99% over this time last year.
That shocked immigration officials who had hoped it would drop in part due to the Trump administration’s get tough efforts on the border and the potentially deadly heat migrants encounter traveling through northern Mexico…
If illegal aliens were costing taxpayers $165 billion per year a year ago, can you imagine how much they are costing us now?
That cost doesn’t consider how many Americans have lost jobs to illegal aliens, nor does it take into consideration the cost to victims of crimes committed by illegal aliens.
Additionally, that doesn’t take into consideration the cost of lost tax revenue for cities, counties, states and the federal government due to so many employers paying illegals with cash, meaning that neither the employers or illegals are paying any withholding taxes.
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