Told ya so….
Doesn’t really matter what Donald Trump or his trusty assistant Stephen Miller cook up to try stop people from coming to America…
Doesn’t matter how many people are sent back to Mexico to wait for processing….
People are gonna march with their feet to come to America…
The increase for 2019 was 88%….
U.S. authorities in 2019 arrested more migrants crossing the southern border than in more than a decade, according to federal data released Tuesday.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents arrested 851,508 border-crossers in the 2019 fiscal year, which ended in September — more than double the previous fiscal year, when agents arrested fewer than 400,000 people.
The 2019 numbers represent the most people arrested at the border since 2007, but remain below levels of the late-1980s through mid-2000s, when arrest figures routinely topped 1 million. Border arrests are used as a rough metric for the overall number of illegal border crossings.
“These are numbers that no immigration system in the world can handle, not even in this country,” acting CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan told reporters at the border in El Paso, Texas.
The increase in arrests coincided with a sharp increase in the number of families crossing the border. A record 473,000 families were apprehended this fiscal year, Morgan said, a more than threefold increase over 2018.
The number of border-crossers peaked in May, when 144,000 people were apprehended or turned away at legal ports of entry. Arrests then dropped over the summer, numbering 40,507 in September.
The volume of border arrests has been unpredictable in recent years. In fiscal year 2017, arrests dropped to a near 50-year low of 303,916, prompting DHS to boast that “the southwest land border is more difficult to illegally cross today than ever before.” But in fiscal year 2018, arrest figures rose to 396,579 before rising much more dramatically in fiscal year 2019….
Trump and Miller are looking for hardline anti-immigration people to lead …
They are also trying to get around having those person’s confirmed by the Senate…
The White House has found a way to bypass a federal statute that dictates who can fill secretary positions, potentially allowing President Trump to choose whomever he wants to lead the Department of Homeland Security, according to an administration official. The route may run through an office established to counter weapons of mass destruction.
The Trump administration has encountered legal and personnel challenges in its search for a candidate who is aligned enough with Mr. Trump to carry out his hard-line immigration agenda and satisfy the legal credentials to be the acting secretary of a department riddled with vacancies….