Border Patrol Stops Prosecuting Some Illegal Immigrants in Texas
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."
Also in CBP's briefing today:— Nick Miroff (@NickMiroff) March 5, 2019
--Honduras has displaced Mexico as the #2 source of unauthorized migration (Guatemala has been #1 since Nov)
--Last month was the busiest Feb at the border in 12 years
--31k referrals for medical care, up from 12k last Feb
These numbers are bonkers
If anything, it looks like March's border numbers will be even worse. Customs and Border Protection tweeted on Wednesday: "[email protected]_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."
.@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. pic.twitter.com/Nmuq00asZY— CBP (@CBP) March 27, 2019
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.
ICE officers who endorsed President Trump in 2016 now say he has failed to follow through on his get-tough promises, saying catch-and-release of immigrants living illegally in the U.S. is not only still happening, but has gone into “overdrive.”https://t.co/unfnrSryUT— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 12, 2019