Kevin K. McAleenan, commissioner of Customs and Border Protection: “The system is well beyond capacity, and remains at the breaking point.”
More than 76,000 migrants crossed the border without authorization in February, that’s more than double the levels from the same period just last year.
So, there’s no emergency at the border? Do something. Build the wall asap!
— Pastor Greg Young (@Doseghostman) March 5, 2019
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) reports that 76,103 migrants appeared at ports of entry and illegally crossed between ports in February. This is the largest number of apprehensions and inadmissible migrants for a February reporting period in 12 years, CBP stated Tuesday.
Of the 76,103 migrants who came to the border seeking admission or illegally crossing between ports of entry, 62 percent were family units and unaccompanied minors. This presents both a border security and humanitarian crisis at our southwest border, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan said in a press conference on Tuesday afternoon.
United States Border Patrol Chief of Operations Brian Hastings told reporters that during February, Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 66,000 migrants who illegally crossed the border from Mexico between ports of entry. This is up from nearly 48,000 in January — a nearly 40 percent increase. When compared to the first five months of Fiscal Year 2018, this fiscal year has seen a 97 percent increase, he stated.
“A lot of folks look at that and they say, ‘we have seen numbers like that in the past,” Hastings explained. He said that many people do not understand the “significant change in the demographics of what we are seeing today is what presents us and our partners with a lot of challenges.” More
This is a crisis! That’s 76,103 that we know of. How many really came across? The RINO’s are traitors, owned by the same corporate scum as the Democrats. They have sold out what doesn’t belong to them. If you don’t hold both parties responsible for this invasion you are part of the problem.
I am so beyond tired of the games played by the people WE PAY to serve & to protect our country!
— Cherie Walters ???????????????????????????????????? (@WaltersCherie) March 5, 2019
— Lori Flaherty (@RoyalDiademMag) March 5, 2019
This is for the morons naive enough to believe border crossings are down & there’s no national emergency!https://t.co/lN2CnTFlPC
— MAGABOT #BuildTheWall ⭐⭐⭐ (@ttocs35) March 5, 2019
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Hey Rand Paul and GOPe
THIS IS A NATIONAL SECURITY EMERGENCY
PLEASE BUILD THE WALL
76K Migrants Entered Through Southwest Border in February — Most in 12 Years, Says CBP https://t.co/Avlzxuy3LM
— NadineCalcara ????????????????⚔️✝️⚖️????❌ (@Naninani51) March 5, 2019