Border Patrol Stops Prosecuting Some Illegal Immigrants in Texas

  • 2019-03-29
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Border Patrol Stops Prosecuting Some Illegal Immigrants in Texas
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In the midst of an unprecedented surge in illegal immigration, U.S. Border Patrol revealed they are suspending prosecutions of first-time border crossers, a misdemeanor charge, in West Texas' porous Del Rio Sector. (Daily Wire)
 

As The Daily Wire has previously reported, Customs and Border Protection data on border activity last month were so eye-gouging as to leave The Washington Post's national security reporter specializing in immigration enforcement and drug trafficking with only one appropriate word: "Bonkers."

 

If anything, it looks like March's border numbers will be even worse. Customs and Border Protection tweeted on Wednesday: ".@CBP_McAleenan: We are now on pace for over 100,000 apprehensions and encounters with migrants—with 90% (90,000) crossing the border illegally between ports of entry. March will be the highest month in over a decade."

 

Daniel Horowitz of Conservative Review spoke with Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, about placing the March border numbers in a broader context:

Just how bad is it? Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, told me emphatically that this is the "absolute worst" he’s seen it in 21 years of his work on the border. "We have never seen what we are dealing with today. It’s unprecedented and we’re in uncharted waters."


The union representing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers recently sent a surprisingly critical letter to President Trump arguing against the administration's current catch-and-release protocols at the border.
 
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