With their latest set of figures, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has some dismal truth for the American people: The crisis at the border, which Democrats continue to deny existence of, is getting uglier and uglier. According to the new numbers, more than 100,000 illegal immigrants were either apprehended or turned back at the border in the month of April, making it the second month in a row where we’ve crossed that regrettable threshold.
From Fox News:
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.
Provost said that shifting resources elsewhere won’t address the crisis. She added she’s worried about drugs and other contraband that’s getting through as resources are shifting to caring for children.
Democrats in Congress were shocked by the new numbers, and they vowed to pass new immigration laws that would finally restore security to the border.
Nah, just kidding. They claimed that the Trump administration was lying.
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said that there was no crisis surrounding the U.S.’s lax refugee policies. Rather, he said, the problem was Central American violence that was driving immigrants north. This chaos, of course, can be blamed on President Trump. He said that Trump’s threats to close the border were only worsening the problem.
“It’s cruel, it’s unpredictable, and it’s ineffective,” Durbin said.
Durbin’s idea? A scheme to send more money to Ecuador, Guatemala, and Honduras, and a plan that would allow migrants to apply for asylum without even having to make the journey to the U.S. Brilliant!
Failing those genius ideas, we can send landscaping crews to the border so that Nancy Pelosi can enact her Great Grass Mowing Solution of 2019.
If this election turns out to have anything at all to do with immigration, Democrats are in a lot of trouble.