The US National Guard has helped arrest more than 10,000 illegal immigrants along the United States’ southern border with Mexico since their deployment earlier this year, according to new statistics released by the Border Patrol Agency.
“The National Guard’s deployment to the southwest border in mid-April has led to 10,805 ‘deportable alien arrests’ of people who illegally entered the United States from Mexico, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokeswoman said Monday,” writes the Washington Examiner.
“Because guardsmen are military personnel and not law enforcement officers, they cannot apprehend illegal immigrants. But CBP officers and Border Patrol agents apprehended thousands of people that guardsmen helped point out,” adds the Examiner.
President Trump announced in April his decision to deploy the National Guard to the US-Mexico border until a “permanent border wall” could be erected to help crackdown on illegal entry into the United States.
Read the full report at the Washington Examiner.
BLUE STATE REVOLT: Mass. Governor Cancels NATIONAL GUARD Deployment to Border
Massachusetts Governor Charles Baker rescinded his government’s deployment of National Guard troops to the US southern border Monday, saying his administration could no longer support the “inhumane treatment of children.”
The Governor’s decision comes hours after multiple news outlets slammed the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy towards illegal migrants crossing in the United States from Mexico.
“Governor Baker directed the National Guard not to send any assets or personnel to the Southwest border today because the federal government’s current actions are resulting in the inhumane treatment of children,” said the governor’s communications director.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions slammed the mainstream media’s reporting earlier Monday, saying the Trump administration “hates” separating children from their parents, but vowed to enforce pre-existing laws.
The President himself weighed-in on the issue this week, slamming “obstructionist Democrats” for preventing Congressional leaders from reaching a bipartisan agreement on immigration and border security.
It is the Democrats fault for being weak and ineffective with Boarder Security and Crime. Tell them to start thinking about the people devastated by Crime coming from illegal immigration. Change the laws!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 18, 2018
BORDER CHAOS: National Guard Helps Border Patrol ARREST 1,600 More Migrants
Federal authorities and Border Patrol Agents have arrested an additional 1,600 illegal immigrants attempting to enter the United States since President Trump deployed the National Guard to the region just weeks ago.
According to new statistics released by the CBP and Pentagon officials, the troops were able to assist federal authorities in cracking down on illegal border crossings into the US; freeing up agents to focus on human and drug trafficking into the country.
“Those folks are giving us the additional situational awareness in the radio rooms … which are allowing the Border Patrol agents sitting in those areas to go into the field,” said one official.
“As a reminder, these guardsmen are not carrying out law enforcement duties,” he added.
President Trump made national headlines last month when he announced his decision to deploy the National Guard to the US-Mexico border; vowing to crackdown on illegal immigration until his signature border wall is permanently funded.