By: Brian Evans
On Tuesday morning, Attorney General Bill Barr testified to the House Appropriations Committee in Congress that a barrier is needed on the Southern border, due to narcotics, human trafficking, adding that it is an important part of their enforcement! He said…
AG Bill Barr: I personally believe that an important part in securing the southern border is to have a barrier system on the border. And I think that that will help in not only narcotics interdiction but also in suppressing human trafficking, and its an important part of our enforcement.
Sadly, since October 1, 2018, the Customs and Border Protection revealed that there has been a 1,689% increase in the number of Family Unit Aliens apprehended in the sector. In fact, just in February alone, the agents apprehended 13,744 migrants including 10,509 family units and 1,517 unaccompanied minors.
In total, CBP throughout the Southwest Sector of the border, have apprehended 268,000 migrants, 136,150 family units, and 26,937 unaccompanied minors. Since the Democrats pushed for and passed, along with a large percentage of RINO Republicans, laws which force the President and his Administration to allow family units to stay inside the United States border, it has led to an increase in family unit apprehensions by more than 200%. After all, it is a “get out of jail free card”, and a “stay in the United States free card”, so long as illegals come into the United States, despite a large number of the family units having kidnapped the children, and trafficking them over the border, so they can be used as a “stay in America” pass!
Add on the financial cost and burden to the American taxpayer, and the problem is growing exponentially! In fact, the IRLI (Immigration Reform Law Institute) and the World Bank Group found that the cost of illegal immigration to the American taxpayers exceeds more than $168 Billion a year, and appears to be skyrocketing, especially with the massive numbers of not just people, but caravans forming in 2018, as they barreled towards the US border. Furthermore, it is a trend that is likely to accelerate in the coming months and years.
Also, the study found that the taxes paid by Americans throughout each state and the nation fall short of the cost of illegal immigration on federal, state, and local governments…
- The staggering total costs of illegal immigrants and their children outweigh the taxes paid to federal and state governments by a ratio of roughly 7 to 1, with costs at nearly $135 billion compared to tax revenues at nearly $19 billion.
- All told, the nearly $135 billion paid out by federal and state and local taxpayers to cover the cost of the presence of 12.5 million illegal aliens and their 4.2 million citizen children amounts to approximately $8,075 per illegal alien and citizen child prior to taxes paid, or $6,940 per person after taxes are paid.
- On the federal level, medical ($17.14 billion) is by far the highest cost, with law enforcement coming second ($13.15 billion) and general government services ($8 billion) third.
- At the state and local level, education ($44.4 billion) was by far the largest expense, followed by general public services ($18.5 billion) and medical ($12.1 billion).
- The study also includes cost and tax revenue estimates per state. The top three states based on total cost to state taxpayers for illegal immigrants and their children: California ($23 billion); Texas ($10.9 billion), and New York ($7.5 billion).
Over the past few months, Democrats and even the Mainstream Media have claimed that there is not a “national emergency” at America’s southern border! In fact, as President Trump announced in the 2019 State of the Union Speech, the New York Times called the President a “liar”, and declared that there isn’t a “crisis” at the border! Then, one after another, media outlet after media outlet, each attacked his declaration as preposterous, and ridiculed his efforts as a ridiculous!
However, now just a month and a half later, America has a record number of illegals crossing the border, including mostly illegal alien men, but women and children as well! Furthermore, it has strapped the American border patrol and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to the breaking point! Today, even the New York Times is reporting that America’s border with Mexico is at a “breaking point.”
The Times reported that…
“For the fourth time in five months, the number of migrant families crossing the southwest border has broken records, border enforcement authorities said Tuesday, warning that government facilities are full and agents are overwhelmed”
“The number of migrant families crossing the southwest border has once again broken records, with unauthorized entries nearly doubling what they were a year ago, suggesting that the Trump administration’s aggressive policies have not discouraged new migration to the United States. More than 76,000 migrants crossed the border without authorization in February, an 11-year high and a strong sign that stepped-up prosecutions, new controls on asylum and harsher detention policies have not reversed what remains a powerful lure for thousands of families fleeing violence and poverty.”
“The system is well beyond capacity, and remains at the breaking point,” Kevin K. McAleenan, commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, told reporters in announcing the new data.
Meanwhile, National Public Radio (NPR) admitted that America has a crisis on the border, as they proclaimed that…
“Migrant Families Arrive In Busloads As Border Crossings Hit 10-Year High. The U.S. Border Patrol apprehended more than 66,000 migrants at the Southern border in February, the highest total for a single month in almost a decade.”
“Between October and last week, Border Patrol agents have picked up more than 260,000 people — a 90 percent jump over the same period a year ago.”
Meanwhile, the radically left-wing Socialist Washington Post reported the same crisis at our border, as they proclaimed that…
“Family migration pushes unauthorized crossings to highest levels in a decade. The number of people taken into custody along the Mexico border jumped an additional 31 percent last month as an unprecedented mass migration of families from Central America pushes unauthorized crossings to the highest levels in a decade, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection figures released Tuesday.
Last month, the shortest of the year, was the busiest February at the border since 2007, officials said, with authorities detaining 76,103 migrants, up from 58,207 in January. The percentage of migrants who arrived as part of a family group also reached a new peak, with 40,325 parents and children taken into custody, a 67 percent leap from the previous month.
However, throughout the Mainstream Media, they all fail to note that it was the Democrats who set up the crisis, as they offered incentives for illegals to come to the United States, as they offer them free food, free shelter, free medical care, and with no requirements or stipulations! Furthermore, they offer them chain migration opportunities, so if one person in their family gets across the border, it makes it easier for anyone, including distant relatives to remain in the United States, and to live off of the generosity of the American taxpayers! In addition, they also fail to note that the Democrats pushed through and were able to make it to where illegals can stay in America, so long as they come across with a child. Therefore, it has caused child kidnapping and trafficking and child endangerment to reach all-time-highs!
For example, the New York Times even glorified the Democrats plan to offer medical care for the migrants, spotlighted pleas for aid by pro-migration groups, and only briefly mentioned the incentives being offered to the migrants by Congress and the courts. Sadly, the Commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, Mr. McAleenan said that because of the Democrat language in their new immigration laws…
“Crossing with a child is a guarantee of a speedy release and an indefinite release into the United States.”
Also, the Democrats and the Mainstream Media not only REFUSED TO REPORT THE TRUTH ABOUT THE CRISIS ON THE BORDER, BUT THEY MAGNIFIED IT, AS THEY IGNORED THE FACTS FOR POLITICAL GAINS!
Then, although the Washington Post failed to give the President credit for the nations vibrant and growing economy, they did point out that the booming economy was a huge attraction for illegal aliens to come to the United States, in search of jobs. They said…
An attractive job market in the United States is prompting more Central Americans to leave the poverty and insecurity of their home countries and head north, typically in groups of one parent and one child. Such pairings all but ensure the family will be processed quickly and released from U.S. custody in a matter of days.
Therefore, why the sudden change of heart for the Mainstream Media? Actually, it is not in support of the Presidents agenda, or his efforts to secure the border! Instead, it is because they needed to destroy the President, and brand him a liar! That way it allowed the Democrats to deny him the resources that he needed to do his job, and declare his Presidency an utter failure!
Now, as their actions have allowed the border crisis to deepen, they are using it as an opportunity to blame President Trump! They are using it as a means to declare that he has failed to honor his central 2016 campaign promise and demand that the American people remove him from office, so their Party can take over to fix the immigration problem! NOT THAT THEY WOULD! After all, illegal aliens are the most valuable commodity for the Democrats, because if they can’t win elections with true American voters, they desperately need the illegal aliens to be imported, and as a result, giving them a new pool of voters who are dependent on the government, and will therefore gladly submit to the Marxist ideology and state!