More than 1,000 illegal immigrants were apprehended by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents near the U.S.-Mexico border early Wednesday — the largest ever group of migrants ever apprehended at a single time, sources told Fox News on Thursday.
The group of 1,036 illegal immigrants found in the El Paso sector included migrants from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, according to sources.
This is an orchestrated, communist assault on America, to destroy America’s borders, to create confusion in America, to overwhelm the system politically. Because America is [the communists’] main enemy, and if you can’t bring it down through nuclear weapons, you bring it down through illegal immigration, which is maybe just as effective in the long run.
he Senate passed a $19.1 billion disaster aid package on Thursday, ending a months-long impasse with an agreement that includes more assistance for Puerto Rico but no money for the southern border sought by President Trump.
The deal came after President Trump agreed to sign the package without any funding for the border, said Sen. Richard Shelby (R., Ala.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. The Trump administration has been seeking billions of dollars of additional funding to address an influx of migrants.
A Mexican national living illegally in Pennsylvania was arrested earlier this year for selling a kilo of methamphetamine to undercover police officer, as authorities say other illegals are pushing a meth comeback in an area that has just finished reeling from a heroin epidemic.
“At a news conference on Wednesday, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan held some of the highest quality crystal meth that he says has ever been in the region,” according to WPVI. “He says meth is making a comeback thanks in part to dealers like Reuben Vargas Santillan.”
Only a small minority of migrants from the Central American countries at the epicenter of the border crisis say violence drove them out of their homeland, multiple surveys show.
Most migrants from the so-called Northern Triangle who claim asylum at the border are let into the country pending a court hearing, but only about half file for asylum as they await their day in immigration court, data shows.
Some of the migrant families arrested at the southern border weren’t actually families.
In a pilot program, approximately 30% of rapid DNA tests of immigrant adults who were suspected of arriving at the southern border with children who weren’t theirs revealed the adults were not related to the children, an official involved in the system’s temporary rollout who asked to be anonymous in order to speak freely told the Washington Examiner Friday.
“There’s been some concern about, ‘Are they stepfathers or adopted fathers?'” the official said. “Those were not the case. In these cases, they are misrepresented as family members.”
A proposed U.S. Customs and Border Protection plan to send thousands of migrant families to South Florida has reportedly been abandoned after Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and others expressed their disagreement.
President Trump’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released about 9,000 border crossers and illegal aliens into the interior of the United States over the last eight days, federal data confirms.
Catch and release totals obtained by Breitbart News confirm that between May 6 through May 13, roughly 9,000 border crossers and illegal aliens were released into a variety of American communities by DHS. This indicates that at least 1,100 border crossers and illegal aliens have been released into the country every day in the past week.
The Trump administration is preparing to release hundreds of asylum-seeking migrants caught along the southern border into Florida’s Broward and Palm Beach counties, with no apparent plan to house, feed or care for them, according to local officials who have been briefed on the plans.
Broward County Mayor Mark Bogen said Thursday that Customs and Border Protection officials told him they would unload about 1,000 migrant families each month, evenly split between the two counties, for an unknown period of time.
The Trump administration is looking to hire a private contractor that will be responsible for transporting approximately 225,000 migrant children and families to shelters across the country over the next five years as they wait for their asylum claims to be processed.
ICE (the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency) is seeking the services of a “highly responsible” contractor that “fully embraces the philosophy” of treating all unaccompanied minors (UACs) and family units (FAMUs) with “dignity and respect,” according to a federal procurement document dated May 13.