According to the U.S Customs and Border Protection, more than 50,000 people were stopped trying to cross the U.S-Mexico border.
More than fifty thousand people — 50,308 — were either apprehended or deemed inadmissible at the Southwest border last month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said on Wednesday. It’s the highest monthly total of the Trump presidency.
The 50,308 apprehended/inadmissibles in March is a 37 percent increase from the 36,695 counted in February, but a whopping 203 percent increase from March 2017’s 16,588.
CBP said the number of family units increased by 49 percent from February to March, and the number of unaccompanied children increased by 41 percent compared to February.
“The traffickers and smugglers know that, if you arrive with a family, under our current legal and court system, you have a much better chance of being released into the United States,” Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told the White House press briefing on Wednesday. “We have seen the smugglers advertise this as an enticement. And we have seen traffickers, unfortunately, fraudulently use children to gain entry into our country.”
They break down the numbers further
In a conference call with reporters on Wednesday, a senior administration official, speaking on background, noted that in April 2017, the number of apprehended/inadmissibles dropped to a historic low of 15,766.
“We are no longer at that point,” the official said. “The numbers we’ll be releasing for March…will indicate a staggering increase from last year. And they clearly emphasize the need for additional actions.”
According to CBP, last month, 37,393 individuals were apprehended between ports of entry on the Southwest border, compared with 26,662 in February and 25,978 in January
Another 12,915 people were deemed inadmissible at ports of entry on the Southwest border last month, compared with 10,021 in February, and 9,839 in January.
This basically destroys the left’s argument for the fact that we don’t need a Border Wall. This number showcases only the amount that were caught or deemed inadmissible and not the number that made it over. With 50,000 people attempting to come over you can only imagine how many have either been allowed in or snuck in.
This also highlights something that Conservatives have been saying for quite some time. When you have discussion of Amnesty or any talk of reforming immigration you begin to see more people trying to get in and be part of the amnesty.