The fight and crisis happening at the United States Southern border are far from over. As a matter of fact, it might only be just getting started.
New reports from The Daily Caller News Foundation confirm that more than 400 illegal immigrants were apprehended within five minutes at the Southern border in Texas.
The New Surge of Illegal Immigration at the Border
For weeks now, Democrats have been touting the narrative that illegal immigration is at record lows. However, the facts don’t support this phony narrative.
Yesterday, Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents arrested a total of 430 migrants as they attempted to unlawfully cross the Southern border. Although the migrants were discovered in minutes, it took hours to make all the arrests. The vast majority of apprehended migrants came from Central America; there were also children found with them.
Yesterday, CBP issued a statement about the situation at the Southern border.
In their own words:
“In the last 30 days, the U.S. Border Patrol El Paso Sector is averaging 570 apprehensions a day, with 90 percent of those being in the El Paso Metropolitan Area. These numbers continue to stretch the resources available to the U.S. Border Patrol to deal with this influx and the challenges that come with it.”
Last month, President Trump declared a national emergency at the Southern border. Of course, this declaration prompted immense ridicule from Democrats. Since then, a national debate as sparked about whether or not the situation at the Southern border is as dire as conservatives claim it is.
On Monday, Department of Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielson spoke about this during an annual address. Her remarks read as follows:
“I want to cut through the politics today to tell you loud and clear: There is no ‘manufactured’ crisis at our southern border. There is a real-life humanitarian and security catastrophe. The situation at our southern border has gone from a crisis, to a national emergency, to a near system-wide meltdown.”
As reports of the 400+ newly apprehended illegal immigrants make the news, it will be interesting to see what the responses look like. The left-wing will undoubtedly try to minimize the severity of the situation, but the facts speak for themselves.
What are your thoughts regarding this latest update about events at the United States Southern border? Let us know in the comments section down below!
Gabrielle Seunagal is a full-time writer. Some of her favorite subjects to write about include politics, cybersecurity, and current events. When Gabrielle is not advancing her writing career, she is reading, traveling, or studying martial arts.