It’s an absolute disaster. Now Graham is going to do something about it.
As The Daily Wire has reported, the current migrant influx crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border is unprecedented in modern history. Consider what Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, recently told Conservative Review’s Daniel Horowitz in an interview:
Just how bad is it? Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, told me emphatically that this is the “absolute worst” he’s seen it in 21 years of his work on the border. “We have never seen what we are dealing with today. It’s unprecedented and we’re in uncharted waters.”
Judd stressed the fact that while there were years where we had up to 1.5 million apprehensions during the 1990s and early 2000s, those were total arrests, not total number of people arrested. That is because almost all of those crossing were single adults from Mexico who were repatriated back to Mexico almost immediately. As such, many tried to come back again, and Border Patrol counted new arrests of the same individual multiple times. “Last decade, we arrested the same people multiple times in one year. For example, I caught the same group of seven people three times in the same shift, so although I made 21 arrests, it was still only seven people.”
Furthermore, the March numbers reported by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) somehow exacerbate our problem even more. According to CBP’s press release that accompanied its report:
In Fiscal Year 2019 to date, the U.S. Border Patrol has seen a more than 370% increase in the number of family units apprehended compared to the same time period in FY2018. Today, 60% of apprehensions along the Southwest border are family units and unaccompanied children, made up predominantly of individuals from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
Additionally, through the first six months of FY19, CBP has encountered 104 large groups composed of 100 or more individuals totaling 17,242 apprehensions. In comparison, U.S. Border Patrol encountered 13 large groups in FY2018 and two in FY2017.
The root cause of much of the migration, as The Daily Wire reported yesterday, is the systemic loosening of our statutory asylum law to cover many economically motivated migrants — which is in direct conflict with the legal requirement, under 8 U.S.C. § 1158(b)(1)(B)(i), that asylum is only properly considered for migrants who have been persecuted in their native countries for “race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.” But, under the erroneous prevailing status quo wherein a mention of “credible fear of persecution” to a U.S. border agent amounts to something closely akin to magical words granting automatic entry (and often a subsequent quick release, pending a follow-up adjudication hearing for which an alien may or may not show up), asylum claims have skyrocketed. As Rachel Bovard noted at American Greatness in October, “asylum cases more than octupled from 5,523 in 2009 to 81,864 in 2016” — and the trend has only metastasized under President Trump.
Enter Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), a perhaps-unlikely prospective legislative hero. (Among other immigration-related historical deviances from conservative orthodoxy on the issue, Graham was a co-sponsor of the failed “Gang of Eight” amnesty bill in 2013.) The senior senator from South Carolina appears to now be focused on legislatively rectifying the underlying asylum loophole problem.
Per The Washington Times:
Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday he will be introducing a proposal to change U.S. asylum laws, saying the only way to stop the crisis at the southern border is to toughen up asylum standards.
The South Carolina Republican said a wall and military personnel at the border helps control the flow of migrants coming from Central American countries, but won’t completely stop the problem.
“We have to change these laws so people stop coming,” Mr. Graham told Fox News during an appearance on “Sunday Morning Futures.”
“Doing what we are doing is not working … the crisis has to come to an end,” he added.
The chairman of the Judiciary Committee said lawmakers will mark up a bill once they return from recess later this month.
According to the Times, Graham also wishes to legislatively amend the now-infamous Flores consent decree, which has hamstrung much of the Trump administration’s detention and enforcement efforts with respect to alien children.
Alas, due to Democratic control of the House, Graham likely faces steep odds of successfully getting anything passed and over to the president’s desk.
Src: The Daily Wire
The only way to stop the boarder crap, is with bullets.
The democrats, liberals & left thinkers are demanding open borders, intentionally putting the Republic of America and her citizens in harms way. That is lawlessness and attempted murder. These anti American citizens need to be rounded up and removed for acts of treason.
The laws don’t need to be changed, they need to be enforced. Once a person leaves the country from which they are fleeing, they can no longer be seeking asylum, as they are no longer in the danger they are claiming to be fleeing from. If you leave Guatemala and enter Mexico, you must seek asylum in Mexico. It’s pretty simple and straightforward. Ship them right back to Mexico and let’s see how long it takes Mexico to scream “UNCLE”! And while we’re at it. stoip all aid to Central American Countires until thge flow of illegals stops. I bet it will happen rather suddenly, won’t it?
When aid to the Central American countries is stopped their people will want to leave even more. The people with money will make it worse for the people that don’t or are barely scraping by. The immigrants want to come here (US) because they would have a better life to raise their family. Staying in Mexico would probably not be any much better than where they’re fleeing from.
Exactly, why do they need to cross mexico if no longer in danger…. Cuz they only want to come here thats why,,,, free everything, we can support the whole world ….
WE ARE BEING INVADED AND MY DEMOCRAT PARTY WANTS DRUGS FLOWING OVER BORDER AND SOME REPUBLICANS WANT CHEEP LABOR, IT SEEMS THEY ALSO WANT CROOKS, MURDERS, RAPISTS, SEX SLAVES, TERRORIST AND MILLIONS OF ILLEGALS FOR YOU AN I THE HARD WORKING TAX PAYERS TO FOOT THE BILL BY THE TUNE OF OVER 30 BILLION A YEAR. THE WALL WILL SAVE US BILLIONS.
“Cheap labor” is a misnomer and “party” has nothing to do with it. WHO EVER is in business will want laborers. Few jobs anymore are paid with cash. Employers are required to deduct fica, sdi, ssi, ETC. and provide workman’s comp and retain bonding and liability insurance. Don’t think for a minute an employer will skate from a job related “accident”, real or contrived.
In case you haven’t noticed, ALL Democrats and the few Rhino Republican traitors block the way to eliminate the massive flows of illegal aliens, financed by Soros in the company of the Deep State. Democrats want as many illegal aliens as possible. They will provide these illegals with ALL THE BENEFITS and COMFORTS that our government has to offer!(that our gov would never provide to a white or black citizen). Thus, the wall and legislation to curb the loopholes. We’ll probably get the wall long before we ever see positive legislation!
MY DEMOCRAT PARTY WANT THE FREE FLOWING OF DRUGS AND SOME REPUBLICANS WANT CHEAP LABOR, IN THE MEANTIME ALLOWING FREE FLOWING OF CROOKS, RAPIST, MURDERS, SEX SLAVES, TERRORIST AND MILLIONS OF TERRRORIST TO PUT A BURDEN ON YOU AND I THE TAX PAYERS FOR THE COST OF OVER 30 BILLION A YEAR. THEY COULD CARE LESS ABOUT YOU AND I. THANK GOD FOR DONALD TRUMP.
Well I say start sending them to each of the opposing DEMOCRATS PERSONAL HOMES and CITIES. Maybe if the DEMOCRATS have to start personally feeding and housing the ILLEGAL scum, Gang Bangers , Dope Dealers etc. they will decide that enforcing tougher Immigration laws is a good Idea,!!
Yes! Do not release them in the USA! Fingerprint and take a mug shot; then buss them to Mexico.
We need China to take over.
I’m an independent voter and have voted with both sides on some things. But I don’t care how you present this or dress it up the Democrat Party is responsible for this. Pelosi, Schumer and the rest are blocking every move to stop this flow of illegals. And come 2020 they are going to “stuff” the ballot boxes with illegal votes. Looking ahead to the future if this isn’t stopped we will be looking at the same problems as other third world nations with a depleted SS system, jobless, and a welfare system that was designed to help our own people, BROKE. But then it will be TOO LATE. It’s one thing to stop the invasion but entirely another to try to remove all those who are scattered across the U S. Those, like Pelosi, with millions stashed in off shore bank accounts, could care less. By then they will have total control and a means to live good while the rest of the common nation fights over the scraps that drops from their tables. All one has to do to see this is look at the history of the nations who did exactly what Pelosi and the democrat party are doing right now. By design it is the right of every individual to choose the party to which they wish to belong and support. But in so doing it comes with the responsibility of that same individual to tell their party when they are wrong.
I could have written your post verbatim – it’s the way to say that I agree with your words.
Just grabbing headlines or is something actually going to be done finally? I trust him no more than I do a Demonrat.
YES, I have seen the actions of the few ruin it for the many. If all were kind and gentle, being an illegal already here in the US could, [with a little effort] make them citizens. The few are ruining Due Process necessary to become naturalized US Americans. These things can be deal breakers. The few break it and all fall out of line. Hoping there will be something better for people who have nothing and move from place to place without good Government to help guide them. Safety first for migrants who want life and the liberty to find a little happiness. Brian A Koller
This is a invasion of our country. Congress must build the wall and change our immigration laws to benefit America and its citizens not illegal aliens.
If Pelosi, Shumer, and all the others on the left would devote as much time to doing their jobs, (ie, representing the people of the United states, fixing the laws that are allowing all of this illegal migration, and get rid of sanctuary cities), as they have devoted to hating and getting rid of Trump, inciting racial discord, and promoting socialism, we wouldn’t be in the mess we are in today. We have a President who is not perfect, but has been trying his best to do what is right for all Americans. But all the dems want to do is obstruct, and malign. Their hatred for President Trump, who in my opinion is, and has been, the best hope for our country, has become more important to them than what is best for our country. We even have folks in Congress who have openly shown by, their words and actions, that their loyalty is not to the United States. If they want to get rid of someone, why don’t they focus on these traitors in Congress, and the illegals. That would keep them busy!
CHANGE THE IMMIGRATION LAW AND REVAMP OR DO AWAY WITH THE ASYLUM LAW.
THEN COMPLETE THE BARRIER WHICH PRES. TRUMP WANTS TO CONTROL IMMIGRATION.
THIS WILL WORK
Very well said Ray. You put it out there exactly how it should go down. Good Job. I can’t say anymore about it without just rambling on.
The Democrats ARE WILLING TO DESTROY America BECAUSE THEY REALLY HATE Trump THAT much ? insane
No. I did not just already say that. Am I being rejected for some reason? All I said is that I agree with Ray Sharer.