The Trump administration nabbed more than 60,000 illegals trying to break our immigration laws by illegally crossing our border in November.
According to government figures, Trump’s Border Patrol agents stopped or apprehended 62, 456 illegals crossing the southern border in November.
According to the Daily Mail:
Agents with the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol arrested or denied entry to 62,456 immigrants that crossed the southern border the U.S. last month, surpassing October’s figures of 60,772.
News of the soaring number of border arrests comes after Trump’s calls to complete the border wall and military stationed along key points of the 1,954-mile long border.
“The November 2018 border numbers are the predictable result of a broken immigration system – including flawed judicial rulings – that usurps the will of the American people who have repeatedly demanded secure borders,” said a spokesperson for the Department of Homeland Security.
“To address the obvious crisis at our border, the President has recently deployed the military and signed a new measure that, in conjunction with a joint [Department of Justice] regulation, makes illegal border crossers ineligible for asylum,” that spokesperson, Katie Waldman, added.
Waldman pointed at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ recent decision as one of the reasons why the illegal immigration numbers continue to spike up.
“Unfortunately, individual district court judges in separate immigration rulings have given another free pass to illegal aliens to violate our laws. This has consequences. Bad decisions from the Ninth Circuit are directly responsible for the more than 25,000 family units who violated our national sovereignty and are effectively immune to consequences for their illegal actions,” Waldman said.
The president is still angling for his wall funding, but Congress seems unwilling to budge, even with traitorous Republicans still in charge for another month and a half.
But Trump praised his border officials.
“You see what’s happening. You see where they’re surging, and our great people are able to easily handle it. Without the wall it gets tougher, but you know what? They still handle it,” he said.
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