The number of apprehensions taking place along the porous US-Mexico border soared in January 2019; rising 84% from the same period last year as multiple ‘migrant caravans’ stalled in Tijuana, Mexico.
“January saw a surprise surge of 22,000 more apprehensions of illegal immigrants at Southwest border crossings over January 2018, prompting a key predictor to suggest that border officers will make over 600,000 apprehensions this year,” writes the Washington Examiner.
That statistics represent an 84% spike in detentions.
The report comes as 16 U.S. states sued the Trump administration over his “national emergency” declaration; effectively blocking the President’s proposed border wall funding until it reaches the Supreme Court.
Read the full report at the Washington Examiner.
BETO ON BORDER: Trump ‘Locking’ Children in ‘Cages,’ Tear-Gassing Migrants
Failed Texas Senate hopeful Beto O’Rourke unloaded on the Trump administration’s handling of the ‘migrant caravan’ this week; baselessly asserting the White House was “locking” children in “cages.”
Beto posted his incendiary remarks online just hours after dozens of migrants were apprehended after storming the US border and hurling rocks at American authorities.
It should tell us something about her home country that a mother is willing to travel 2,000 miles with her 4-month old son to come here. How we respond when she arrives tells us something about ours. https://t.co/hrsfjh3drv
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) November 26, 2018
“It should tell us something about her home country that a mother is willing to travel 2,000 miles with her 4-month old son to come here,” O’Rourke posted.
“[It] should tell us something about our country that we only respond to this desperate need once she is at our border,” O’Rourke continued. “So far, in this administration, that response has included taking kids from their parents, locking them up in cages, and now tear gassing them at the border.
“People are leaving violent countries where they fear for their lives,” he added. “Without money, they are subsisting on hope for their kids, for themselves, that they can get to safety. After being denied the ability to lawfully petition for asylum for the last 10 days, they are desperate.
BORDER BREACHED: ‘Frustrated’ Migrants ‘Breach’ US-Mexico Border
‘Frustrated’ members of the Central American ‘migrant caravan’ began ‘breaching’ the US-Mexican border this week; jumping a ten-foot tall fence in a last-ditch effort to reach the United States before returning to their country of origin.
According to Newsweek, an undisclosed number of immigrants illegally crossed into the country at the border crossing near San Diego, California.
“On Monday, a number of the asylum seekers who had been waiting in the Mexican border town of Tijuana to make their asylum claims climbed over the border fence, despite being almost certain to face detention by U.S. authorities on the other side,” writes Newsweek.
The Trump administration’s fierce crackdown on the ‘migrant caravan’ has caused the 6,000-strong group to stall in Tijuana, Mexico; with many choosing to return home rather than wait months for their asylum claims to be processed by American authorities.
The President has repeatedly threatened to “completely close” the entire southern border should the crisis escalate.
Read the full report at Newsweek.