Friday, April 22, 2016

Many Illegal Immigrants Cross into US Border; Government's Eased-up Policies Cause Increase

Illegal immigrant families are streaming across the border at record pace, as U.S. Border Patrol statistics released today (April 22, 2016) show that more than 32,000 have been caught trying to sneak into the U.S., according to the Washington Times website.

The nearly 40 percent higher than the previous record of 2014, and it's well more than double last year's pace, suggest that the government's relaxed enforcement policies have backfired and invited a new wave of illegal immigrants.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson had thought he'd licked the problem two years ago, after surging manpower to the border.

But the pace of illegal immigrants picked up last summer -- just as Johnson announced new relaxed rules for detaining illegal immigrants -- and it has remained high ever since.

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