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Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Saturday that America has a “crisis” at the southern border, and that the number of apprehensions exceed anything he encountered during his time serving under former President Barack Obama.

 

“By anyone's definition, by any measure, right now we have a crisis at our southern border,” he said on “Cavuto LIVE.” “According to the commissioner of [Customs and Border Protection], there were 4,000 apprehensions in one day alone this past week, and we're on pace for 100,000 apprehensions on our southern border this month.”

 

“That is by far a greater number than anything I saw on my watch in my three years as Secretary of Homeland Security,” he said.

 

Johnson’s remarks come after President Trump this week accused Mexico of doing nothing to stop the illegal immigration flow to the U.S. and threatened to close to southern border next week.

The Obama-era DHS secretary was referring to comments by U.S. CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said the border was at its “breaking point” and that there are not enough agents to respond to the crisis.

Last month, more than 76,000 migrants were detained, marking the highest number of apprehensions in 12 years. That figure includes more than 7,000 unaccompanied children. More than 36,000 migrant families have arrived in the El Paso region in fiscal 2019 with about 2,000 at the same time last year, according to CBP data. The influx has prompted new challenges for Border Patrol agents.

 

Trump declared a national emergency last month after Congress refused to accede to his demand of more than $5 billion in funding for a wall on the border.

 

Democrats, and some Republicans, have opposed that declaration -- which frees up an additional $3.6 billion in funding that can be used on a wall. A bill rebuking that move passed both the House and the Senate, but was vetoed by Trump. An effort to override that veto failed on Tuesday in the House.

 

The State Department meanwhile said Saturday that it is cutting direct aid to El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala for 2017 and 2018. It did not immediately say why.

 

Johnson said that he believed there was a bipartisan way to resolve the deadlock between the White House and Congress, and there was a chance for some common ground but Trump shouldn’t try to circumvent Congress.

 

“There are ways to do this, and you make your case to Congress for why there is a crisis and there is a crisis on our southern border right now and you do it through a conventional reprogramming and you get the resources you need to address the crisis,” he said. “There are answers to this problem, and if we can strip away the politics and the emotion, they can be obtained.”

 

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/obama-era-dhs-chief-jeh-johnson-says-us-has-a-crisis-at-the-souther...

 


I agree with you 100%.  There are way too many Alt Left Libs who would rather sit back, whine and complain, spew hate and 'hope' that America goes down rather than support their president (as those who had to support Obomba) and make our country strong.

 

“Hatred corrodes the container it’s carried in.”

 

There IS a crisis at the border but the Alt Left refuses to see it, but would rather be spoon-fed by the Fake News (who are already being sued for their lies).

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/05/us/border-crossing-increase.html

Border at ‘Breaking Point’ as More Than 76,000 Unauthorized Migrants Cross in a Month

 

EL PASO —  The nation’s top border official warned that the U.S. immigration enforcement system along the nation’s southern boundary is at “the breaking point” and said Wednesday that authorities are having to release migrants into the country after cursory background checks because of a crush of asylum-seeking families with children.

Kevin McAleenan, the commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, said that for the first time in more than a decade, his agency is “reluctantly” performing direct releases of migrants, meaning they are not turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, they are not detained, they are not given ankle bracelets to track their movements and they are allowed to leave with just a notice to appear in court at a later date.

He said that this is a “negative outcome” but that it is “the only current option we have” because of overcrowding at detention facilities as Central Americans stream to the border knowing they will be able to gain entry with asylum claims.

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This one is from the Left side, but they probably won't watch this either.  Thank God we finally have a strong president who will do something about it instead of passing it on for the next person.


ABC News

US border officials predict the number of migrants attempting to cross the southern border could reach as high as 1 million this year

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/us-border-officials-predict-number-migrants-attempting-cross/story?i... 

 

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@afisher wrote:

   It took a while to locate a non-RW media scrrech...what JJohnson actually said:   "We might be at the doorstep of another separating families type of crisis," said Johnson,

   This is what ICE and DHS and Donald wanted, they wanted to create an outrage and knew that those who don't look for actual statements by an individual, would buy their line of bs.    This is a GOP devised crisis....to be sure, not a true humanitarian crisis caused by people seeking asylum. 

    They are doing even worse now, they are dumping families on communitites near the border and attempting to wash their hands of the crisis that they created.   It is hateful....apparently some here are full of hate for anyone who is not WHITE....


To be fair to the CBP, they do not have the resources (from Trump) to handle the number of refugees or to help them after their first court appearance. They can only put an ankle monitor on them and then release them inside the U.S. Churches and other groups are getting them fed, clothed, and bathed then coordinating their trips to sponsors in the interior. Some say Trump is intentionally causing this chaos but it is just the way the man does business. 


Living in a border state here is a little more info. on the subject. They have run out of ankle monitors, and are realising them with court papers that say (To be determined) on their court date. It seems to be a catch and release program now. We are seeing refugees sent to our largest City which is 200 miles north of the border. Our local news said 350 this weekend. Local Churches are  providing them with hotel vouchers, food. Hospitals have set up medical treatment for them. From here they head out to their sponsors.

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@afisher wrote:

   It took a while to locate a non-RW media scrrech...what JJohnson actually said:   "We might be at the doorstep of another separating families type of crisis," said Johnson,

   This is what ICE and DHS and Donald wanted, they wanted to create an outrage and knew that those who don't look for actual statements by an individual, would buy their line of bs.    This is a GOP devised crisis....to be sure, not a true humanitarian crisis caused by people seeking asylum. 

    They are doing even worse now, they are dumping families on communitites near the border and attempting to wash their hands of the crisis that they created.   It is hateful....apparently some here are full of hate for anyone who is not WHITE....


To be fair to the CBP, they do not have the resources (from Trump) to handle the number of refugees or to help them after their first court appearance. They can only put an ankle monitor on them and then release them inside the U.S. Churches and other groups are getting them fed, clothed, and bathed then coordinating their trips to sponsors in the interior. Some say Trump is intentionally causing this chaos but it is just the way the man does business. 

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   It took a while to locate a non-RW media scrrech...what JJohnson actually said:   "We might be at the doorstep of another separating families type of crisis," said Johnson,

   This is what ICE and DHS and Donald wanted, they wanted to create an outrage and knew that those who don't look for actual statements by an individual, would buy their line of bs.    This is a GOP devised crisis....to be sure, not a true humanitarian crisis caused by people seeking asylum. 

    They are doing even worse now, they are dumping families on communitites near the border and attempting to wash their hands of the crisis that they created.   It is hateful....apparently some here are full of hate for anyone who is not WHITE....

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I have been watching old "Boston Legal" where William Shatner plays the senior partner who keeps wandering around saying his name to everyone.  It so reminds me of Trump.  He has a problem and keeps wandering around saying "Wall".  I know he is incapable of managing this but he needs to expedite the processing of refugees at the border, expedite hearings of refugees, and work with the countries South of the Border to stop the flow at its source. 

 

Unfortunately, his is a moron. 

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rker posted..

Oh dear Jim as usual. Of course there is a formidable crisis at the southern border, don't tell me that you had not noticed it.
The problem lies on the fact that many cannot think as to what is being wrong about the way that this Administration is handling this crisis.

But, continue on, I think is great, the more mistakes that he makes the More or a chance to have him out in 2020.

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How would you suggest we handle the crisis?

You begin by understanding the idiosyncrasies of those nations. and then try to speak to them as equals.

You don't call Mexicans murderers, rapists criminals, etc.  and then expect to have Mexico help you with your border problem.

You don't stop the money that you send to those countries, but you do, make sure that the money goes to the correct issues. and not to corrupt governments.  Although you probably need to also understand that they do also want their cut.

YOu deal with this issue with monetary aid and diplomacy,  keeping your mouth shut as far as insults.

We all understand that we cannot take that amount of people even if they want asylum in this country, try to see if more countries try to help by taking part of those people that are leaving.

Reform your immigration system, produce a comprehensive law that will address all known issues. and stop kicking the ball down the road.

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Oh dear Jim as usual. Of course there is a formidable crisis at the southern border, don't tell me that you had not noticed it.
The problem lies on the fact that many cannot think as to what is being wrong about the way that this Administration is handling this crisis.

But, continue on, I think is great, the more mistakes that he makes the More or a chance to have him out in 2020.

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How would you suggest we handle the crisis?
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Here's what conservative Bruce Bartlett says and he's right more often than not.

 

Bruce Bartlett @BruceBartlett 19h19 hours ago

I strongly suspect that Trump is trying to intensify, make worse, the border problem for purely political reasons, to make his stupid policies appear justified.

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Fox News, The Daily Mail, The National Enquirer, Lifezette, The Sun, WorldNetDaily, and, of course, THE FEDERALIST are the only place one will find this type of story.

 

It's getting old.

 

Except for TRUMP THE CHUMP'S most loyal base, the electorate has realized that TRUMP THE CHUMP'S media preferences are those that have been debunked over and over.

 

Deception is the middle name of these media outlets and people are now realizing that in droves, all, of course, except TRUMP THE CHUMP'S most loyal base.

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Oh  dear Jim  as usual.   Of course there is a formidable crisis at the southern border, don't tell me that you had not noticed it.
The problem lies on the fact that many  cannot think as to what is being wrong about the way that this Administration is handling this crisis.

But, continue on, I think is great, the more mistakes that he makes the More or a chance to have him out in 2020.

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