**SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE HOLDS A HEARING ON OUR DIRE BORDER SITUATION
**1 MILLION ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS WILL CROSS THE BORDER THIS YEAR
**76,000 ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS HAVE CROSSED THIS MONTH ALONE
**THE MUELLER REPORT MAY BE HERE AS EARLY AS THIS FRIDAY – MUELLER WATCH IS ON
**SOCIAL NETWORKS LOSE THE CONSUMER CONFIDENCE, FACEBOOK, TWITTER NOT HONEST
4:05 PM ET – Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is here to discuss the President decides to declare a national emergency, and the decision by many in Congress from the Republican Party to work against it. With estimates coming in of 76k migrants crossing the border just this month, and over 1 million border crossings in this, only the 3rd month of 2019, we are on track for record illegal immigration levels. These people are unchecked, undocumented, and leave American citizens vulnerable to whatever unknowns they present. From the Senator’s opening remarks today at the hearing for Oversight of Customs and Border Protection’s Response to the Smuggling of Persons at the Southern Border:”
There is no doubt that we face unprecedented border security and humanitarian challenges today at our southern border.
And I want to be direct – contrary to what some political opponents and media outlets claim the situation at our southern border is dangerous and growing worse. It’s not a hoax. It’s not a manufactured crisis. It’s not a cable television ploy.
It is real. It is serious. It is a threat. And it poses a direct challenge to the safety and security of the citizens of the United States. To believe otherwise is to deny reality and ignore the facts.
Here are the facts from the first 5 months of this fiscal year. We are witnessing:
An almost 55% increase in the number of unaccompanied minors apprehended at the border over the same time period last year.
An almost 340% increase in the number of family units apprehended from the same time period last year.
And the costs to the American taxpayer are very real – and expensive. According to January 2019 data:
The cost to the American taxpayer of an Unaccompanied Alien Child (UAC) is $375 per day.
The cost per UAC per year is $136,875.
As of January 4, 2019 there were 11,981 children in HHS care at a cost to the American taxpayer of more than $1.6 billion a year.
4:30 PM ET – Bill O’Reilly, Media Personality and author of Killing the SS: The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History, stops by to talk about the news so far this week, he has this to say today:
While the media waits for the Mueller report on the Trump campaign and Russia, there has to be some anti-Trump thing to amuse them because that’s the rule: The scandal du jour must be presented so CNN’s panel has something to do.
The latest du jour is that President Trump wanted high-level security clearances for his daughter and son-in-law. My question is: so what?
It is clear that Mr. Trump values Ivanka and Jarred Kushner’s counsel. That’s his prerogative, is it not?
What’s the big deal?
I mean during the Obama administration, Anthony Weiner wound up with classified information from Hillary Clinton, for crying out loud. How about that – dopey CNN panel?