INTERVIEW – BRANDON JUDD – president of the National Border Patrol Council @BPUnion
- Massive caravan on ‘illegal immigration superhighway’ to press strained border resources
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- Trump seeks to cut foreign aid to 3 Central American nations
Massive caravan on ‘illegal immigration superhighway’ to press strained border resources. (By Stephen Dinan and Valerie Richardson – The Washington Times – Sunday, March 31, 2019) — For most people, the pain of mass illegal immigration has been abstract. That’s about to change. Anyone crossing the U.S.-Mexico border could end up stuck in longer lines as officers are pulled from the land ports of entry and deployed to help the Border Patrol transport, feed and see to the medical needs of the tens of thousands of people streaming illegally into the U.S. each week. Mexican officials warn of another caravan of 20,000 migrants preparing to shoot north, hoping to take advantage of the lax enforcement in both Mexico and lenient policies in the U.S. About 100,000 immigrants responding to those incentives have been nabbed at the border in March alone. “The result is an illegal immigration superhighway that’s flowing through Mexico,” one senior Homeland Security Department official told The Washington Times. By now, the nature of the border problem is clear: Families and children, assisted by drug smuggling cartels, have figured out how to exploit loopholes in federal law to gain a foothold in the U.S. They are coming in larger numbers and poorer health, and Homeland Security says it has reached the breaking point.