Crisis, Anyone?

As we noted yesterday, many left-wing pundits and politicians refuse to admit there is a crisis on the southern border.  They often point to 2017 statistics of border apprehensions to justify their assertion.

But here’s what they are not telling you:  Illegal immigration surged last year and continues to do so.  By October, arrests were up by 100,000 compared to 2017.

As we have noted, even the Washington Post acknowledged last week in a moment of unguarded candor that “Record numbers of migrant families are streaming into the United States, overwhelming border agents.”

Now the Pew Research Center is reporting:

“There were nearly 416,000 apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border in the first 11 months of 2018, the most in any January-November period since 2014.”

In addition, the Department of Homeland Security reports that December apprehensions of migrant families set a record and marked “the third month in a row that more than 50,000 people have illegally crossed into the U.S.”

President Trump is visiting the border today.  Given that Democrat leaders refuse to consider serious border security measures, it seems increasingly likely that the president may be forced to declare a national emergency at the southern border.

—Gary Bauer
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