And the liberals contend there is no crisis at the border?
ICE has already released 168,000 illegal immigrant family members into the U.S. this fiscal year (which began October 1, 2018), and the number is likely to surge higher according to a top deportation official who addressed Congress on Wednesday.
Further troubling, a staggering 87 percent of released families are skipping their court hearings, leaving judges to order them deported in absentia. Worse yet, the government is ill-equipped to track them down.
“Family units are not appearing in great numbers,” said Nathalie R. Asher, the acting chief of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s deportation branch.
Nearly 110,000 were nabbed at the southwestern border in April, including nearly 100,000 caught by the Border Patrol trying to sneak into the U.S. The other 10,000 were encountered when they showed up at ports of entry demanding to be let in, despite lacking permission.
Sounds like a crisis to me.
Still more troubling is the number of illegal immigrants traveling as families, which neared 62,000 in April alone. That shattered the all-time monthly record and represents a doubling of the number from just three months ago.