Illegal immigration by families surged this summer after the collapse of President Trump’s zero-tolerance border policy, reaching record levels and leaving the Trump administration frustrated over the lack of easy solutions.
Of course, if we wish to apply proper blame for the invasion of the United States, we need look for the traitors no further than Democratic Party politicians and their voters, who apparently hate America so much, they would sooner burn it to the ground than do anything to be productive.
More than 16,600 illegal alien parents and children traveling together were nabbed by the Border Patrol in September, marking the worst month on record and nearly twice the numbers from before the administration tried — and then backed off — zero tolerance.
That helped fuel a surge for the entire fiscal year, with agents catching more than 107,000 family members over 12 months, a 38 percent increase over 2017, and eclipsing the previous record set under President Obama in 2016.
The numbers were released as an illegal alien invader caravan, also made up of parents and children, streams north from Central America through Mexico.
“Something needs to be done,” Mr. Trump said Tuesday at the White House. “You can’t have this happen.”
He said he is seriously considering deploying the military to stop the caravan, going beyond the National Guard troops he asked to help earlier this year. “They can do a lot. They’re the military,” he told Pentagon brass at a dinner meeting.
He said broken U.S. laws entice families to attempt the dangerous journey because they are confident they will be released into the interior of the U.S., where they can disappear without fear of deportation. The president defended his suggestion a day earlier that “criminals and unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in” with the caravan. Some reporters interpreted that to mean terrorists, and they prodded him.
Mr. Trump said he doesn’t have any specific proof but said Middle Easterners and criminals are regularly caught at the border so there are likely to be some amid the thousands in the caravan.
Of course, anyone with a functioning brain has no problem understanding this probability, with explains why Democrats and their mindless minions can’t comprehend this basic fact.
Vice President Mike Pence said he had conversed with the president of Honduras, whose country is responsible for most of the people in the caravan, and was told that the operation was organized by leftist groups and financed in part by Venezuela, whose socialist government is deeply at odds with the U.S. government.
“I’m not letting them in. They’re not coming in,” Mr. Trump said.
The official estimates by invasion supporting media, puts the invasion caravan at 7,000 people, though Mr. Trump said he figures it’s more than 10,000. They broke into Mexico over the weekend, defying that country’s authorities, and are pushing through toward the U.S. border.
Illegal alien rights advocates say many people in the caravan should be considered refugees or asylum-seekers escaping violence and rough conditions at home and argue that they not the more traditional illegal aliens who have come in decades past seeking jobs or to reunite with family already in the U.S. — usually illegally.
Invasion caravan members describe fears of gang or domestic violence, but those have not traditionally been reasons for asylum. That protection is usually applied to people fleeing government persecution or indifference so bad that it might as well be persecution. This of course leaves out the likelihood that the so-called refugees are the very perpetrators of the problems they describe, as demonstrated by the crime wave of epic proportions caused completely by illegal alien invaders.
Other invader caravan members cite jobs and family reunification as their aims.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he is working with the Mexican government to try to head off the invader caravan. Whatever happens, he said, the illegal aliens won’t make it into the U.S. this way.
“I can tell you with certainty we are determined that illegal entry into the United States from this caravan will not be possible,” he said.
That could be a tough promise to keep. Administration officials drew similar lines earlier this year, during a smaller spring invader caravan, and hundreds of them did come into the U.S.
Of 401 people from the invader caravan who went through an initial asylum screening, 374 passed it — a 93 percent rate. Almost all of them are likely still in the country.
They are part of the record-setting numbers from fiscal year 2018, which ran from Oct. 1, 2017, to Sept. 30, 2018.
The Border Patrol nabbed 396,579 people, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers encountered another 124,511 trying to come into the country through official ports of entry. The combined 521,090 people is 25 percent more than 2017, though fewer than the 553,378 unauthorized illegal aliens snared in 2016.
Of the 521,090, nearly one-third were family units and another 11 percent were children traveling unaccompanied — nearly all of them from Central America.
That is a major change from a decade ago when illegal aliens, whose numbers were much higher, were predominantly single adult males from Mexico.
Regardless of the change, every single illegal alien that has invaded America over the last 9 years can be blamed entirely on Democrat politicians and the traitors who vote for them.
The Trump administration blames court decisions and a decade-old law that require most of the children and families to be quickly processed and released into the country — the “catch-and-release” practice — to await deportation hearings. Most ignore their hearings and disappear, and the government says it doesn’t have enough officers to track them down.
Of more than 94,000 Central American families who jumped the border in 2017, more than 98 percent — including tens of thousands of unaccompanied children — remain in the U.S., says the Department of Homeland Security.
Mr. Trump has pleaded with Congress to rewrite the laws to allow illegal aliens to be held. Those who are detained can be deported.
It speeds up the process. Illegal aliens who were detained during their hearings were ordered deported in an average of 40 days. Those released from custody averaged 3,000 days before such orders, a senior administration official said Tuesday.
“Republicans want to close these loopholes and preserve American sovereignty. Democrats want to preserve these loopholes and liquidate American sovereignty,” the official told reporters in a briefing on the numbers.
The official said the illegal aliens are good at adjusting to U.S. laws. After the Trump administration curtailed the ability of people to ask for asylum because of gang violence, he said, they instead started to claim torture, which is still a viable avenue to asylum.
He said those changes can be tracked — though Homeland Security declined to release the data to back up that claim.
Jessica Vaughan, policy studies director at the Center for Immigration Studies, said the illegal aliens often become victims on the journey north, enriching the smuggling cartels that charge thousands of dollars in crossing fees and burdening American communities that have to deal with them once they arrive.
“It has to be addressed, and there is no doubt that President Trump wants to put a stop to it, but there is only so much he can do without the cooperation of Congress and the courts,” she said. “It’s the policies that are driving this influx, and therefore only changes in policy will stop it.”
She said Homeland Security should be making preparations to try to stop the latest caravan at the U.S. border.
James E Windsor, Overpasses News Desk
October 23rd, 2018