WATCH: Former ICE Director explains the situation at the border
Democrats and the liberal media alike continue to push the narrative that there is no crisis at our Southern border.
They are dead wrong.
Even Obama-era Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan admitted that we are “experiencing a crisis at the southern border at a magnitude never seen in modern times.”
“This is not a manufactured crisis created by those of us who live and work in the border area,” Morgan said. “Border Patrol continues to apprehend record numbers of people who purposely violate U.S. immigration laws, we are taken advantage of by gaps in our legal frameworks and that undermine the rule of laws.”
…and the problem is about to get much worse.
A new caravan of Honduran migrants is making its way north.
According to Fox News:
Hundreds of Honduran migrants reportedly boarded buses in the city of San Pedro Sula before dawn Wednesday and a set out in a caravan hoping to travel the more than 2,450 miles to the United States.
Some of those gathered at the bus station said they are seeking better opportunities away from Honduras because they cannot support their families with what they can earn in their home country.
And while I do understand that not being able to provide for your family is one of life’s biggest stressors, it does not justify breaking a nation’s laws. It also does not ualify a person for “asylum.” Migrants driven by economic gain are not “refugees.”
Officials in San Pedro Sula told reporters that nearly 1,000 people gathered at the bus terminal after news of a new migrant caravan spread. Some there were unable to board buses and began walking through the rain – some pushing strollers or carrying sleeping children in their arms.
This caravan follows the several thousands of migrants who made the trek north and now remain stranded on the Mexico-U.S. border.
My question – why should these people get preference above the thousands upon thousands who are waiting for their LEGAL paperwork to be processed so they can come to this nation legally?
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has said the influx of migrant families attempting to enter the country has overwhelmed their facilities. The agency announced this week that 53,000 parents and children were apprehended at the southern border in March alone.
Meanwhile, officials said that more 103,000 migrants were turned away from or apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border last month – an increase of nearly 106 percent over the same period last year.
But there’s no crisis, right?
The numbers were made public hours after a top Border Patrol official told lawmakers that authorities have apprehended more families illegally crossing the border between October 2018 and February of this year than during all of the 2018 fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2017-Sept. 30, 2018).
Sure. Nothing to see here. Everything is fine.