The Trump Administration’s border patrol is working their tail off keeping America safe.
According to a recent report, border arrests are up 85 percent from the same time last year.
This is a national crisis that must be addressed.
U.S. officials apprehended more than 200,000 people trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally in the past four months, about an 85 percent increase from the same time last year, according to data released Friday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
About half of those detained were families.
A CBP official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told reporters that families are coming in large groups by bus, often several hundred people at a time and sometimes relying on social media to coordinate their trip north. They are dropped at nearby highways sometimes several miles from a port of entry where they would have been able to claim asylum legally, the official said. One group of 320 people, for example, arrived Thursday at a remote part of the Arizona border near Lukeville. The official said the group was six miles from a port of entry.
According to the data, most families are showing up at the Rio Grande and El Paso sectors in Texas, followed by the area near Yuma, Arizona. The majority of the families are coming from Guatemala, followed by Honduras.