The largest single group ever of Central American migrants trying to cross into the United States was apprehended on Wednesday by Border Patrol agents. The group of 1,036, which included 63 unaccompanied minors, was captured near the Texas border close to El Paso.
There have been large groups attempting to cross before, but none of this size. The previous record was 430 on Monday and 424 the month before. When groups are this large, they overwhelm border officials. The standard practice of just two agents patrolling the border becomes inadequate. It also overwhelms the medical teams. When does this become a “crisis”?
Yesterday, Border Patrol agents apprehended the largest group of illegal aliens ever: 1,036 people who illegally crossed the border in El Paso around 4am. Democrats need to stand by our incredible Border Patrol and finally fix the loopholes at our Border! pic.twitter.com/6K1rIUzorM— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2019
The 1,036 immigrants included 934 people traveling in family groups, 63 children traveling alone, 39 single adults and others who had not yet been identified. All of those processed as of Wednesday morning are from the Northern Triangle countries of Central America, with 515 from Guatemala, 135 from Honduras and 76 from El Salvador.
And “others who had not yet been identified.” That’s comforting.
“This fiscal year to date the El Paso Sector has arrested over [130,000] illegal aliens, compared to over 16,000 during the same time last fiscal year. The numbers continue to rise and agents see no end in sight for this current situation.” El Paso Sector officials
Why is there no end in sight? Because of Trump Derangement Syndrome running rampant through Congress They care about absolutely nothing in America, they care only for their own personal vendettas. These overwhelmed border officials have no recourse but to release the family units back into the United States due to a lack of facilities. The fault lies directly on Congressional Democrats and nowhere else.
By the end of Memorial Day, CBP authorities had picked up a total of 2,200 migrants in various small groups over the day, according to Breitbart.
“Early Monday morning, agents patrolling near Antelope Wells, New Mexico, apprehended the first large group of the day. The agents captured more than 200 migrants. A few hours later, agents in El Paso apprehended what would be short-lived record group of 430 migrants who crossed near Bowie High School.
By the end of the day, El Paso Sector agents would be tasked with processing more than 2,200 migrants. Of those, 1,850 were taken into custody in small groups who crossed in an area of El Paso bounded by Executive Boulevard and Midway Street, officials stated.”
The only good news, is that the head of the DHS recently signed an agreement with Guatemala to make an attempt to slow down the illegal migration and human trafficking, according to the Washington Examiner. But with Central America, agreements don’t necessarily translate to real action. Meanwhile, the Texas border is overwhelmed.
“Much media attention has focused on caravans coming across from Central America. But the fact is that RGV is receiving caravan-equivalent numbers every seven days.” Rio Grande Valley Sector Chief Patrol Agent Rodolfo Karisch to Congress
So Congress knows about the crisis. Yet they refuse to do anything about it because it’s a convenient issue with which to blame Trump. But the raw fact is, they are responsible for the crisis at the Texas Border, and beyond. And they need to fix it. If they do not, every single Democrat and all RINOs should be voted out of office, or recalled, and fired. Wake up, America!
Featured photo from Customs and Border Patrol dated 3-30-2019