Despite claims to the contrary, the number of illegal border crossings at the U.S.-Mexico line is huge – and growing daily. We posted a report on just the Rio Grande Valley area in Texas in the article 7K MIGRANTS DETAINED IN ONE WEEK IN TEXAS RGV BORDER SECTOR. The shorthand there doesn’t do the number justice. 7K is SEVEN THOUSAND people that were detained. That doesn’t account for how many more made it across undetected.
A more recent report from the Washington Post predicts that in March 2019 that the number could hit 100,000.
This from Breitbart:
The cross-border migrant inflow may reach 100,000 people in March, according to the Washington Post.
“The number of migrants taken into custody last year jumped 39 percent from February to March, and a similar increase this month would push levels to 100,000 detentions or more,” the Washington Post reported March 4. The paper continued:
U.S. court restrictions on the government’s ability to keep children in immigration jails — and the sheer volume of people arriving — have left Homeland Security agencies [on the border] defaulting increasingly to the overflow model Trump deplores as “catch-and-release.”
An inflow of 100,000 per month brings migration up towards the levels encouraged by former President George W. Bush before his economic bubble and 2008 crash.
The claim that border crossings are near historic lows is simply no longer true. Feb stats will show another huge increase in families, with some days topping 3,000 detentions. We are at levels of unauthorized migration not seen since the GW Bush admin https://t.co/KsABTRURQG
— Nick Miroff (@NickMiroff) March 5, 2019
Source: Breitbart News
Something that President Trump has addressed numerous times is the humanitarian suffering that is being induced by the human trafficking “coyotes.” Poor families are mortgaging their real estate holdings just to pay “reduced” rates of $2,500 per person, and in cases where a child is going, a two-for-one rate is offered, and the delivery is only promised “to” the border, not “across.” They’re on their own to get into the country once they get here. The coyotes, cartels, and traffickers are exploiting people on all sides.
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