On March 28, 2019, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen sent a letter to Congress with an “urgent request” for assistance in stemming what she described as a tide of migrants overwhelming the border, and stating that the department is facing a “system-wide meltdown”.
While the financial burden the massive invasion of illegal aliens is placing on American taxpayers is of great concern, the threat of our nation’s security is equally, if not more alarming.
During a stunning interview, Deputy Chief Border Agent Raul Ortiz reveals that U.S. Border Patrol agents have already apprehended 120,000 people crossing the border this fiscal year. Ortiz warned that it’s not just the 120,000 immigrants they’ve caught illegally crossing our borders that Americans need to be concerned about, it’s the 25,000 people that have gotten by border patrol agents due to the lack of a sufficient border wall and necessary funds needed to secure our borders. Ortiz says, “We actually don’t know who they are. So far, here in South Texas, we’ve apprehended folks from 44 different countries. These are from the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Yemen, Iraq, Pakistan, Iran, you name it. Uh…we continue to see some increases in those numbers. Most of the people we apprehend are from Central America, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. But we do see folks from across the world, and probably, by the end of the year, I would venture to say that number, will get as high as 60 different countries we will apprehend people from.” Deputy Chief Border Agent Ortiz warned, “Those are the people who are trying to get away from us.”
According to CIS– There is little or no chance at the present time that the Democrats who control the House of Representatives will either close loopholes that are encouraging UACs and families to enter the United States illegally, or provide additional funding for detention, despite statements made during a March 31, 2019, visit to El Paso by House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler.
Perhaps, when the humanitarian situation at the border gets dire enough, or an individual who poses a risk to national security is able to use the current disaster at the border to enter this country and directly harm Americans, Democrats in Congress will be willing to at least consider addressing the vulnerabilities within our current law that are being exploited. Short of that, however, I do not believe that they would want to give the president any “concessions” to address the current situation along the Southwest border.
President Trump called out the Democrats in a recent tweet.
The DEMOCRATS have given us the weakest immigration laws anywhere in the World. Mexico has the strongest, & they make more than $100 Billion a year on the U.S. Therefore, CONGRESS MUST CHANGE OUR WEAK IMMIGRATION LAWS NOW, & Mexico must stop illegals from entering the U.S…
The DEMOCRATS have given us the weakest immigration laws anywhere in the World. Mexico has the strongest, & they make more than $100 Billion a year on the U.S. Therefore, CONGRESS MUST CHANGE OUR WEAK IMMIGRATION LAWS NOW, & Mexico must stop illegals from entering the U.S….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 29, 2019