The Democrats and feckless Republicans are getting their wish and our border is under an attack never seen before. There are allegedly 10 Republican Senators who will vote to end Trump’s emergency declaration.
This is not a principled stand and all 10 should never win another term in the Senate, and I include Rand Paul in that group. Every year, illegal aliens cost this country a minimum of $116 billion a year, enough to build almost 5 border walls. And let’s not forget the drug smuggling and the sex trafficking of young children. Now, stopping that would be principled.
They are basically voting against their constituents and they try to call it principled.
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) reports that 76,103 migrants appeared at ports of entry and illegally crossed between ports in February. This is the largest number of apprehensions and inadmissible migrants for a February reporting period in 12 years, CBP stated Tuesday.
Of the 76,103 migrants who came to the border seeking admission or illegally crossing between ports of entry, 62 percent were family units and unaccompanied minors. This presents both a border security and humanitarian crisis at our southwest border, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan said in a press conference on Tuesday afternoon.
United States Border Patrol Chief of Operations Brian Hastings told reporters that during February, Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 66,000 migrants who illegally crossed the border from Mexico between ports of entry.
This is up from nearly 48,000 in January — a nearly 40 percent increase. When compared to the first five months of Fiscal Year 2018, this fiscal year has seen a 97 percent increase, he stated.