According to new reports coming from the US-Mexico border, the number of migrants entering the country illegally continues to grow exponentially – including alarming numbers of would-be migrants coming from the Middle East.
Recently, federal immigration officials have repeatedly attested to the growing crisis, including the staggering numbers of migrants law enforcement agents are forced to handle.
Rodolfo Karisch of the Border Patrol recently told Senate lawmakers that migrants from “China, Bangladesh, Turkey, Egypt and Romania,” have been apprehended attempting to illegally enter the United States.
While Democrats continue to vehemently oppose President Trump and Republicans’ efforts to increase security and address the crisis at the southern border, law enforcement officials are increasingly begging for help.
Things are getting far worse as migrants are flowing into unsecured parts of our border at an unprecedented rate. The problem is so bad that the Obama administrations border chief is astounded at the caravan-sized number of those arriving weekly.
During a Senate Homeland Security Hearing, Rio Grande Valley Sector Chief Patrol Agent Rodolfo Karisch told lawmakers that while much of the media attention is focused on caravans coming to the border, the ones that are already at the border are growing by caravan sized amounts every seven days.
According to Fox News, Karisch gave astounding statistics with apprehensions in the hundreds of thousands
What’s more, many of these migrants are originating from countries south of the border. Karisch said that in his sector alone, migrants from 50 different countries back their way to the U.S. border, “including China, Bangladesh, Turkey, Egypt and Romania,” according to Fox News.
Keep in mind that Karisch is simply in charge of one section of our border.
“This is not a manufactured crisis created by those of us who live and work in the border area. Border Patrol continues to apprehend record numbers of people who purposely violate U.S. immigration laws, we are taken advantage of by gaps in our legal frameworks and that undermine the rule of laws,” said Karisch.
The problem is so bad that even Obama’s former Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan sat before lawmakers on Thursday and laid out that the border crisis was now “at a magnitude never seen in modern times” and urged Washington to put to stop to what is virtually an “open border policy.”