On Wednesday, CBP released new data indicating that the crisis at the US southern border is continuing to worsen exponentially, with apprehensions of illegal aliens during the month of may reaching over 130,000.
Customs and Border Patrol’s social media account shared the startling numbers, explaining that a 32% increase of apprehensions from last month highlights the ever-growing need to increased border security.
During each month of March, April, and May of 2019, law enforcement has apprehended at least 100,000 illegal aliens, with both state and federal agencies repeatedly begging lawmakers for help.
Despite the rising numbers of illegal entries into the US, and officials’ continued requests for assistance dealing with overpopulation in detention centers and other issues, Democrats have refused to acknowledge the issue, claiming it is “manufactured” for political purposes.
CBP continues to face a worsening crisis at the Southwest border. In May, CBP apprehended or deemed inadmissible 144,278 individuals along the SWB—a 32% increase over the previous month. Details here: https://t.co/ru9AsalgPb pic.twitter.com/p8kcr5lZ7Y
— CBP (@CBP) June 5, 2019
Border Patrol agents, working between official U.S. ports of entry, apprehended 132,887 individuals who entered the country illegally in May—an average of 4,286 people per day. pic.twitter.com/BC0KMU18Zi
— CBP (@CBP) June 5, 2019
Social media commenters reacted with outrage and frustration, with many placing the blame directly on Democrats, who continue their refusal to address the issue.
Give them road maps to cali…
— Bolt86436 (@bolt86436) June 5, 2019
Can’t we just bus them all to Canada?
— they call me Frank (@sofakinged) June 5, 2019
May 2019 had more than the two previous May recordings….no crisis?
— Sam (@Stealthycowbell) June 5, 2019
Dems should be sued and prosecuted for their lack of action to keep Americans safe.
— Pat Mac (@tennistime7) June 5, 2019
How many must illegally cross our border before we call it an official invasion? When the Germans invaded France, they invaded with 100,000 soldiers. In MAY 2019 133,000 invaded from our southern border. Asylum is a hoax. This is an INVASION & we r forced 2 pay for it. Gross
— Ivy (@IvyValentine57) June 5, 2019
If this is not a crisis I don’t know what would be except aliens with 2 heads dropping out of the sky….
— carol (@ceejaymck) June 5, 2019
@SpeakerPelosi So, when are YOU going to stop playing games with the lives of people. Secure the border.
— JosephDanet (@JosephDanet) June 5, 2019
Our politicians are to blame. They have created this crisis. The work you do is amazing. Thank you!
— Anne 🐾🐾 (@ARFboston9) June 5, 2019