The Trump administration’s tough stance on illegal immigration has been met with mucho resistance from within the halls of Congress, but it certainly isn’t all bad news.
The border wall is moving along, if only at a snail’s pace. The most pressing issue at the moment seems to be convincing these “public servants” that somehow rule over us that we are truly demanding for this to be built. No, electing Trump was not a joke. And, no, we are not kidding when we are consistently surveyed and tell you that this is our wish. We don’t endure these sorts of things in order for Congress to ignore us, so let’s get on with it.
Furthermore, it seemed as though Trump’s tough talk on the border, even without a completed wall, was deterring illegal immigrants from making the harrowing journey into America.
That is, until now.
The number of Central American families arrested for entering the United States illegally surged again in August, according to a Trump administration official and Border Patrol agents in South Texas, an increase that comes as the president threatens a government shutdown to extract funding from Congress for a border wall.Trending:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is expected to publish the most recent border arrest totals this week, and the numbers will be used to gauge the effect of President Donald Trump’s order halting the separation of migrant parents from their children.
Agents working in the Rio Grande Valley, the nation’s busiest corridor for illegal crossings, say they’ve seen more families turn themselves in and ask for asylum in recent weeks, a potential indication that the policy reversal has encouraged more Central Americans to head north.Advertisement - story continues below
“They keep coming and coming,” said one agent. “There were some really large groups. Any time you have to use buses to come and pick them up, that’s not a good sign.”
Now, in a terrifying development...
Nearly 40 million Social Security numbers have been stolen and used by illegal immigrants and others to get work, according to agency records obtained by an immigration reform group.
The Immigration Reform Law Institute said that from 2012 to 2016 there were “39 million instances where names and Social Security numbers on W-2 tax forms did not match the corresponding Social Security records.”
The group said that there is a “thriving black market” used by illegal immigrants to get Social Security numbers needed to get a job.
We all remember when Donald Trump was chastised for his remarks on the character of those who wished to cross the border illegally and had no interest in becoming citizens. This is the result of open borders, folks, and we must not ever ignore that.