At any given moment, 40%-60% of Customers and Border Protection agents are busy processing and caring for hundreds of thousands of migrants who crossed the southern border illegally. This leaves a skeleton crew to actually patrol the border and catch drug smugglers, gang members, and terrorists who are trying to cross the border without being noticed. It’s not sustainable. Now, the Department of Homeland Security has asked the Pentagon to authorize another 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to help.
They would not be assisting with catching illegal immigrants. Instead, they would work at facilities processing and housing illegal immigrants to free up border patrol agents to patrol the border, as reported by CNN.
Jason Hopkins at The Daily Caller noted:
Migrant encounters along the U.S.-Mexico border have topped 100,000 for each of the past three months. DHS officials predict a total of one million authorized aliens will have reached the U.S. by the end of the fiscal year.
This is the most conspicuous reason the Democrats need to be voted out of office. They are doing everything they can to obstruct law enforcement by not only under-funding them, but also making their jobs harder through decrees like the Flores agreement. Our asylum laws are an invitation for anyone and everyone to come and get lost in the system. The more that people come, the harder it is to catch and sustain them, which makes more people come.
It’s a growing problem. Meanwhile, Democrats are blocking solutions, calling for migrant detention centers to closed instead of expanded, and demanding that ICE and CBP be abolished. It used to be an unwillingness to solve the problem. Now, they’re making the problem worse.
It’s time for Democrats to go.
“All this is necessary because Congress refuses to do its job.” – Greg Abbott
This is a stopgap, and not a very effective one. That’s not a knock on CBP or the National Guard. They’re doing the best they can despite the Democrats’ refusal to do their own jobs, which is to authorize sufficient resources to keep Americans safe.
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