Immigration, Issues

Border Agents Now Babysitters

The month of May overwhelmed U.S. Border Patrol with new records in illegal immigrant apprehensions, including more than 55,000 children along with another 75,000 adults, for a total of 130,000 encounters in just 31 days. “As much as 60 percent of agents’ time is now spent babysitting illegal immigrants rather than patrolling the border,” according to a Washington Times report. The already overcrowded facilities feeding Obama-era “catch and release” practices have exploded past maximum capacity holding 19,000 people in a space overwhelmed by 6,000. Read more…

Here’s more from Washington Times…

The government set another grim record in May with more than 55,000 children nabbed by Border Patrol agents along the southwest border.

They were part of more than 130,000 unauthorized migrants Border Patrol agents and officers at the ports of entry encountered last month, up from about 109,000 in April and far higher than the 51,000 or so nabbed in May 2018.
But even record overall numbers shield the true expanse of the crisis, officials said.

As much as 60 percent of agents’ time is now spent babysitting illegal immigrants rather than patrolling the border, and they’re setting records for making rescues of migrants in distress. Meanwhile border detention facilities are packed, with more than 19,000 people in space that is already in crisis when it reaches 6,000.

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