Surge in Illegal Immigration is Worsening the Crisis at the Border ~ VIDEO

USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- “The current situation at the southern border presents a border security and humanitarian crisis that threatens core national security interests and constitutes a national emergency.” ~ President Donald J. Trump

OVERWHELMING SURGE AT THE BORDER: President Donald J. Trump has warned repeatedly that our border is being overwhelmed and, as the numbers show, that is exactly what is happening.

  • United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) engaged in more than 100,000 border enforcement actions in March – the most for one month in more than a decade.
    • Total enforcement actions were 516 percent higher than in March 2017.
  • Border Patrol apprehensions for this fiscal year, through March, have exceeded the entire fiscal year totals for 2017, 2015, 2012, and 2011.
    • Border Patrol apprehensions increased 38 percent from February to March.
  • An unsustainable number of alien families and children are arriving at the border; these migrants cannot be promptly removed and require extensive care and resources.
    • Sixty-four percent of all border enforcement actions in March were directed to unaccompanied alien children and family units.
  • More than 75,000 migrants were apprehended or deemed inadmissible at the border in February, a disturbing upward trend from monthly totals late last year.
  • The overwhelming surge of migrants has created a system-wide meltdown as resources and personnel at the border are being stretched completely beyond their capacity.

LEADING AN EMERGENCY RESPONSE: President Trump is doing everything within his lawful authority to secure our border and address this growing crisis.

  • President Trump has deployed troops to assist with the situation at the border and is fulfilling his promise to build the wall.
  • The Department of Homeland Security has reassigned CBP officers from ports of entry to assist with the response.
  • The Secretary of Homeland Security has directed immigration agencies to return the maximum possible number of aliens each day to Mexico to await immigration proceedings.
  • Hundreds of aliens can now wait in Mexico while their immigration cases are adjudicated.
  • The Administration secured the first-ever agreement with Northern Triangle countries to help stop caravans from flooding across our border and to combat human smuggling and trafficking.
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THE BROKEN SYSTEM DRIVING THIS CRISIS: Congress must act immediately to fix the broken immigration system and address the root causes of the crisis at our border.  

  • The broken immigration system is driving more and more unaccompanied alien children and families to make the dangerous trek to our border.
  • In the past, illegal immigration across our southern border was primarily committed by single adult males from Mexico who could be quickly removed, but now most are families and minors from Central America.
  • Currently, we cannot promptly return unaccompanied alien children who arrive at our border from countries other than Mexico and Canada.
  • The Flores settlement agreement and subsequent court rulings have effectively forced the Government to release aliens traveling with a minor after approximately 20 days.
  • Our asylum laws need to be tightened in order to prevent rampant abuse of the system while protecting legitimate asylum seekers.
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    Congress keeps pissing down your neck and telling you it’s raining. They could give up enough time to fix the immigration laws then go back to hammering Trump. What a sad situation to send a bunch of politicians to Washington so they can play silly games and collect big pay checks. There is no better job to be had than what they have made for themselves. No wonder they stay until they can’t move. We know why the democrats are doing this, they want to destroy the Constitutional Republic we live in but why do the republicans sit by and… Read more »

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    Its only going to get worst. At this rate over a million illegals (not migrant workers or political refugees as they now call themselves) will invade the USA. Since most, if they did work, were at plantations, what kind of jobs are they qualified for? Oh, I know, welfare, food stamps. Its not my fault that they have 10 or 15 kids per family. They march toward America carrying their countries flag and yelling obscenities and burning the American flag! And on TV, you’ve got groups encouraging even more to come here with promises of a good paying job, a… Read more »

    Harold Wayne Price
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    Just give it all up, let them all in. they can vote Bernie Sanders for president and OAC for vice pres. Everyone in the country can make 100 G for maybe a year and then we will be just like Venezuela. That really sucks. Maybe then they will take away everything the liberals and democrats have and leave them hungry and with nothing.

    Doug Kuykendall
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    Really simple,Lay down some warning fire from a mini. The ones that do make it an gets caught or runs up an turns their self in.Hold them till you get a C130 full an fly their ass right back where they come from. Don’t announce it like a fucking idiot,just fucking do it.

    The other Jim
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    The other Jim

    Not to worry, Trump said he will shut the border.
    Saturday Trump said Mexico has 1 Year to help, then he will shut the border and punish Mexico with tariffs for letting caravans thru their country to America. As per Trump 1 Year and action will be taken.

    John
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    Sorry my friends, but I am tired of pressing 1 for English; and seeing Americans denied employment because employers hire the green card. Both parties have caused this for their various reasons, and have effectually uncorked the genie. A Pandora’s box with pending national collapse now awaits the final hour. Too late for correction, we are now without any hope of undoing their damage. Damn!

    RotaryConnected
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    RotaryConnected

    Trump should call out the Militia to help with the border problem. After all, isn’t to “repel invasions” one of the reasons for the militia and the 2A written in the US Constitution ??? Or is that just a to old fashioned idea ?

    Matt in Oklahoma
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    Matt in Oklahoma

    Yeah and you can use your bumpstock to help him. You never fix a crisis you only exploit it. It doesn’t matter what political side you are on that’s the way it’s done. Thinking “they are going to fix it” is the true old fashion idea man.