It seems the U.S. can do nothing to stop the flow of migrants. The amount of migrants coming in has soared almost 582% in levels not seen in two decades.
One viewpoint that the reason may have doubled according to South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, “Why is it doubling? Because word’s out on the street in Central America – if you bring a minor child with you to America, we can only hold a minor child for 20 days, Will we release everybody, including the adults that never show up for the hearing cases three years from now? It’s also been found out in Central America. You ask for asylum. Nobody’s trying not to get caught.”
Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is planning on transferring $1.5 billion dollars from other projects to secure the border.
Border Patrol agents in South Texas have stated they have apprehended 229 migrants an hour, almost 5,500 a day. This has forced the agency to come up with new ways to deal with them such as setting up tents in parking lots and hiring jets to fly them to other processing facilities.
Chief Patrol Agent Rodolfo Karisch stated, “Resources consumed by the massive influx of illegal aliens and these humanitarian efforts along the South Texas border are beyond a breaking point and has put border security at risk.”