Testing Trump’s Resolve, Illegal Aliens Swarming Border in Obama-Era Numbers
You knew it was going to happen. Illegal aliens are first, going to test President Trump and the Border Patrol’s tenacity. Let’s face it, they’ve had free reign over the border for a very long time. It’s hard to accept change.
Secondly, they also see the writing on the wall, the border wall, that is. One way or another, the border wall is going up. President Trump has made that apparent. So they’re desperate to breach the border before that becomes next to impossible with a towering border wall providing a formidable obstacle.
Nevertheless, that doesn’t stop the human traffickers known as “Coyotes” from trying to make lucrative cash smuggling illegal aliens across the border.
According to the latest data reported by the Washington Times, illegal immigration across the Southwest border has surged back to Obama-era levels, with some suggesting the gains President Trump made early in his tenure have worn off.
Nearly 40,000 illegal immigrants were nabbed attempting to sneak in at the border in November, which was up about 12 percent compared to October, and more than twice the monthly numbers from March and April, when President Trump touted his early accomplishments.
Perhaps just as worrisome for officials is the rise in families traveling together, which surged 45 percent last month, and unaccompanied minors traveling without parents, which rose 26 percent in November.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection called the rise an “uptick.”
The 39,006 people apprehended in November is still less than the previous two years, but is more than 2012, 2013 or 2014, signaling a return to Obama-era levels of illegal immigration on the border.
Nevertheless, there is no cause for alarm. Unlike the Obama regime’s policy of “Catch and Release”, the Border Patrol is back to doing their jobs. Detaining and deporting those who would cross illegally.
The job of defending the border will be much easier and less expensive once the wall goes up, of that there is no doubt.
Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
December 15th, 2017
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