Texas Lieutenant Governor, Dan Patrick, says as many as 30 million people in the United States are here illegally.
According to Patrick, four out of every five immigrants make it through the border illegally that attempt to. Not very good numbers, and clearly shows a need for Trump's wall. If we were to have open borders, the United States wouldn't be able to sustain the population.
As reported by washingtonexaminer.com
Up to 30 million people living in the United States are illegal immigrants, Dan Patrick, the Republican lieutenant governor of Texas, estimated on Friday.
“We think we get one out of every five [migrants illegally entering the country]," Patrick said on Fox Business Network Friday. "That means every year since 2004, a million to a million and a half are getting across that we don’t apprehend. If you add those numbers to 2004 we have 25 to 30 million people here illegally.”
In fiscal year 2017, the Border Patrol apprehended 415,000 illegal immigrants at the southwest border, which was down from 563,000 the previous year.
At Patrick's estimation of only one-in-five migrants being caught, more than 2 million would have managed to get into the U.S. in 2016.
Trump has called for the immigration bills to be put on hold until after the midterms. HE says there is no point trying to pass something that the Democrats will never agree to. So far he's been right. It is clear something has to change, but until the Democrats are willing to compromise, there isn't much the Republicans can do.
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