Immigration, Issues

DHS: 1 Percent of Guatemalans Have Entered the U.S.

New Department of Homeland Security numbers reveal that 1 percent of the entire population of Guatemala and Honduras have entered the United States just since September 2019. This number represents a 370 percent increase in the number of family units apprehended compared with the same time period in the last federal fiscal year. Customs and Border Protection Deputy Commissioner Robert E. Perez referred to the crisis as a “system-wide emergency”-and this was based on March numbers! According to Representative Chip Roy (R-TX), 109,144 illegal immigrants have already been apprehended for the month of April. Read more…

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

The Daily Wire has repeatedly covered the ongoing migrant influx crisis at our beleaguered southern border. U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) March crossing/apprehension numbers were record-shattering, and CBP Deputy Commissioner Robert E. Perez referred to the onslaught as a “system-wide emergency”:

“We are currently experiencing a system-wide emergency in our processing and holding facilities. The humanitarian crisis created by a massive influx of family groups and unaccompanied children in recent months has forced CBP to reallocate resources away from law enforcement, trade and travel missions to process and provide care for those in our custody,” said CBP Deputy Commissioner Robert E. Perez. “The impacts to legitimate trade and travel cannot be overstated. As this crisis continues to worsen, it undermines CBP’s ability to perform its dual mission of protecting our borders and facilitating legitimate trade and travel.”

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