Earlier this week, President Donald Trump implored Congress to pass comprehensive legislation to finally secure the porous southern border with Mexico. If what border patrol agents are reporting now is any indication, time isn’t really a convenience the country has.
According to the latest report released by border patrol agents in Texas, illegal crossings in the El Paso area are skyrocketing. Officials attribute the large jump in crossings to the amount of people claiming asylum.
To clarify, this report doesn’t describe individuals who arrive at a port of entry and claim asylum when they get there. Instead, border patrol agents say a growing number of migrants cross the border illegally, and instead plead asylum once they are apprehended by border patrol officers.
In other words, border patrol agents are saying the president is 100 percent correct about the situation on the border.
All of this underscores the need for our lawmakers to get their act together, and deliver on the mandate from 2016 — Americans want border security. They want a wall. If legislation funding a wall happens to include provisions for surveillance technology the Democrats want, then so be it. America’s sovereignty is under threat. Playing politics and kicking this issue down the road again is only going to make the problem worse.
Here’s One America News on the latest with the situation on the border.
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