Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Reason #6994 - #6701 That Trump Was Elected

Stacy McCain, Emergency? What Emergency?
The numbers are alarming:
Illegal immigration continues to break records on the southwestern border — and they’re not good ones.
The number of families snared trying to sneak into the U.S. soared by 50 percent in one month alone, setting an all-time record with more than 36,000 family members apprehended, Homeland Security officials announced Tuesday.
The government has also encountered some 70 groups of at least 100 migrants during the first five months of the fiscal year, shattering records and placing new challenges on Border Patrol agents.
The mini-caravans are being funneled to some of the remotest parts of the border, where there is little in the way of medical help and it takes hours to process and transport the groups. That takes agents off the line, and drug smugglers use the distraction to send across their shipments, top border officials said.
“We are facing alarming trends,” said Kevin K. McAleenan, commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
He said the numbers signal the existence of an immigration and humanitarian crisis, reinforcing President Trump’s assertion of an emergency necessitating his redirection of money to build a border wall. . . .
But don’t call this an “emergency.” That’s hate speech.
William Teach at Pirate's Cove notices that even the  NYT notices that there's an emergency: NY Times: There’s No National Emergency At Border, It’s Just At A “Breaking Point”
NY Times on the front page, where, quite frankly, you really do not need to go further than the headline

Border at ‘Breaking Point’ as More than 76,000 Migrants Cross in a Month
The number of migrant families crossing the southwest border has once again broken records, with unauthorized entries nearly doubling what they were a year ago, suggesting that the Trump administration’s aggressive policies have not discouraged new migration to the United States.
More than 76,000 migrants crossed the border without authorization in February, an 11-year high and a strong sign that stepped-up prosecutions, new controls on asylum and harsher detention policies have not reversed what remains a powerful lure for thousands of families fleeing violence and poverty.
“The system is well beyond capacity, and remains at the breaking point,” Kevin K. McAleenan, commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, told reporters in announcing the new data on Tuesday.
The nation’s top border enforcement officer painted a picture of processing centers filled to capacity, border agents struggling to meet medical needs and thousands of exhausted members of migrant families crammed into a detention system that was not built to house them — all while newcomers continue to arrive, sometimes by the busload, at the rate of 2,200 a day.
“This is clearly both a border security and a humanitarian crisis,” Mr. McAleenan said.
So…….there is actually an emergency at the border? It’s not helpful that Democrats keep inviting people to just come and show up at the border to claim asylum, as well as doing all they can to protect those who crossed the border illegally/overstayed their visas. Liberal forces are actively working to create these caravans in an attempt to overload the immigration system.

But, hey, of course they have to try and downplay the wall

And Drudge:


Good Grief!

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