Illegal alien minors apprehended at border in 'beyond crisis' proportions

While the country has been transfixed by the nomination fight for president, the U.S. southern border is seeing a massive influx of unaccompanied minors flooding into the country. 

The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee says that the situation is "beyond crisis" and the administration's actions are actually encouraging the invasion.

Washington Examiner:

"I think we're possibly beyond crisis proportions here," said Chairman Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis. "Four months and we're up to 23,000 already… 2014 was a crisis, right now I think we're running ahead of 2014 levels," Johnson added.

"If we maintain this pace, we'll have 77,000 in 2016," he said. The record was set in 2014, when Customs and Border Protection reported a total of 68,541 were apprehended at the border.

The Homeland Security head said his agency is nonetheless making progress, saying that 2015 was a "pretty good year." His agency apprehended just under 30,000 unaccompanied minors last year, though there was a surge late in the season.

"I want to compare numbers with you," the secretary said. "We had a pretty good year, it was down significantly from FY14 in terms of total apprehensions along the southwest border.

"In the fall, October, November, December, we saw an increase," he said. "The number was 6,775 in the month of December. In January, the number went down by more than half … to 3,111. In February, 3,113. The March number so far, we're only seven or eight days into March, is pretty much at the same pace as February, slightly higher."

The Wisconsin senator replied that he stood by his concern. "Again, the point being … 2014 was a crisis, right now I think we're running ahead of 2014 levels from the numbers I'm getting," he said.

While Congress argues about numbers with DHS, one Arizona sheriff on the front lines of the illegal immigration battle says the administration is deliberately misleading the American people.

Judd alleged the administration has engaged in a campaign to mislead the American people to believe our borders are secure.

“He (Pres. Obama) has manipulated the data, had agents assigned to low traffic areas and attempted to quiet dissent by calling those who question his approach as misinformed without offering an evidence to support these allegations.”

According to figures Babeu released Tuesday, traffic of illegal immigrants in the first four months of this fiscal year is up by 25 percent. He said there’s been a 102 percent increase in unaccompanied juveniles. Babeu said.

“What we see from this administration is an actual reduction at a time we should be providing more support to secure our border,” Babeu said.

The sheriff then pointed to Border Patrol Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske and said agents “have a leader in Kerlikowske who says if they don’t agree with the Obama administration and this lawlessness that’s happening that they can go find another job.”

Deliberately undermining the enfocement of immigration law is what this president has chosen to do time and time again.  He has politicized the agency responsible for enforcing those laws, intimidating critics and making sure that the maximum number of illegals can cross the border, disappearing after their release. 

Just another way to "transform America" according to the gospel of Obama.

While the country has been transfixed by the nomination fight for president, the U.S. southern border is seeing a massive influx of unaccompanied minors flooding into the country. 

The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee says that the situation is "beyond crisis" and the administration's actions are actually encouraging the invasion.

Washington Examiner:

"I think we're possibly beyond crisis proportions here," said Chairman Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis. "Four months and we're up to 23,000 already… 2014 was a crisis, right now I think we're running ahead of 2014 levels," Johnson added.

"If we maintain this pace, we'll have 77,000 in 2016," he said. The record was set in 2014, when Customs and Border Protection reported a total of 68,541 were apprehended at the border.

The Homeland Security head said his agency is nonetheless making progress, saying that 2015 was a "pretty good year." His agency apprehended just under 30,000 unaccompanied minors last year, though there was a surge late in the season.

"I want to compare numbers with you," the secretary said. "We had a pretty good year, it was down significantly from FY14 in terms of total apprehensions along the southwest border.

"In the fall, October, November, December, we saw an increase," he said. "The number was 6,775 in the month of December. In January, the number went down by more than half … to 3,111. In February, 3,113. The March number so far, we're only seven or eight days into March, is pretty much at the same pace as February, slightly higher."

The Wisconsin senator replied that he stood by his concern. "Again, the point being … 2014 was a crisis, right now I think we're running ahead of 2014 levels from the numbers I'm getting," he said.

While Congress argues about numbers with DHS, one Arizona sheriff on the front lines of the illegal immigration battle says the administration is deliberately misleading the American people.

Judd alleged the administration has engaged in a campaign to mislead the American people to believe our borders are secure.

“He (Pres. Obama) has manipulated the data, had agents assigned to low traffic areas and attempted to quiet dissent by calling those who question his approach as misinformed without offering an evidence to support these allegations.”

According to figures Babeu released Tuesday, traffic of illegal immigrants in the first four months of this fiscal year is up by 25 percent. He said there’s been a 102 percent increase in unaccompanied juveniles. Babeu said.

“What we see from this administration is an actual reduction at a time we should be providing more support to secure our border,” Babeu said.

The sheriff then pointed to Border Patrol Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske and said agents “have a leader in Kerlikowske who says if they don’t agree with the Obama administration and this lawlessness that’s happening that they can go find another job.”

Deliberately undermining the enfocement of immigration law is what this president has chosen to do time and time again.  He has politicized the agency responsible for enforcing those laws, intimidating critics and making sure that the maximum number of illegals can cross the border, disappearing after their release. 

Just another way to "transform America" according to the gospel of Obama.