Illegal Border Crossings Skyrocketed in February
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) reported an increase in ports of entry and illegal crossings between ports in February. About 76,103 migrants were reported at the border – a significant increase from the nearly 48,000 in January. CBP has seen a 97 percent increase in the first five months of the new fiscal year compared to the entire fiscal year of 2018. The crisis is real and it’s happening at our southern border, whether deranged Democrats want to admit it or not.
“A lot of folks look at that and they say, ‘we have seen numbers like that in the past,” Border Patrol Chief of Operations Brian Hastings explained. He said that many people do not understand the “significant change in the demographics of what we are seeing today is what presents us and our partners with a lot of challenges.”
The Border Patrol operations chief said that historically, agents have apprehended about 70 to 90 percent Mexican nationals. “We could apply a consequence to that demographic,” he stated. “We could return them quickly to Mexico.”
“Today, 70 percent of all of those we are arresting are from the (Central American) northern triangle — Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras,” Hastings continued. He explained that under current laws and court rulings there is no consequence to these migrants and they are nearly all released into the U.S. for an indefinite period of time.
“Without being able to deliver a consequence to these individuals for crossing our border, the Border Patrol has no reason to expect that this trend will decrease — in fact, we believe it will increase,” he surmised. “It’s well known at this time that immigrants with children will not be detained during the immigration proceedings. The word of mouth and social media quickly gets back to those in the northern triangle countries that ‘If you bring a child, you’ll be successful.”
We need border security and stronger immigration laws now more than ever! Thousands of illegal immigrants are pouring into our country, well versed with our lax immigration laws and our open borders. It’s time for deranged Democrats to take a look at the numbers and admit that there is a real crisis at our border.