“Unusually high illegal immigration in January and February at the U.S.-Mexico border has put fiscal year 2019 on pace to experience the highest levels of unauthorized migration in a decade.
Roughly 58,000 migrants were detained at the U.S. southern border in January. Preliminary figures show the rate is only climbing, with over 70,000 recorded migrant apprehensions in February. In fact, one day in February made history as being the largest number of “family unit apprehensions” ever recorded on a single day. The Department of Homeland Security is expecting even larger numbers for March and April, putting 2019 in position to witness record levels of illegal immigration.
“The numbers are staggering, and we’re incredibly worried that we will see another huge increase in March,” a Homeland Security Official said to The Washington Post. …”
In spite what you may have heard about caravans being stopped, the situation at the border is spiraling out of control. March is on track to be one of the worst months ever for border crossings:
The February spike in border numbers was so big it doesn't fit on the CBP graphic anymore. Literally off the charts pic.twitter.com/aOF54YrZmQ
— Nick Miroff (@NickMiroff) March 5, 2019
Here's our updated chart of family unit migration. This is the power we are giving to a single forum shopped judge to create a cascading affect of irrevocable harms on Americans, migrants, and empowerment of cartels. Would never be upheld by scotus, but wont matter by then. pic.twitter.com/gTxjTkB4C0
— Daniel Horowitz (@RMConservative) March 5, 2019
Trump is looking at maybe 100K economic migrants in March & many more later. Guess he should not have signed his tax bill without getting immigration reforms first. Meanwhile, GOP leaders aid their donors now by importing the Democrats' future voters. https://t.co/l11yGTVI8S
— Neil Munro (@NeilMunroDC) March 5, 2019
Meanwhile, if that wasn’t bad enough, the Trump administration has extended TPS status for hundreds of thousands of immigrants from Haiti, Honduras, El Salvador and Sudan:
“Washington — Complying with a court injunction, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Thursday it was extending Temporary Protected Status (TPS) programs for immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras and Sudan — which the Trump administration has sought to terminate.
In a notice that is scheduled to be officially published to the Federal Register Friday, DHS said current TPS holders from the four nations will have their protections extended through Jan. 2, 2020. By extending the legal status of more than 250,000 immigrants facing possible deportation, the administration is complying with a preliminary injunction issued by the U.S. Circuit Court for the Northern District of California in October. …”
Let’s not forget that the economy is so great under Trump that he has repeatedly said lately that we need to RAISE legal immigration for our corporations: