Customs and Border Protection is facing a massive influx of migrants at the southern border. Newly released figures show a staggering amount of apprehensions.
According to The Daily Wire:
Yesterday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a staggering tweet and press release that speaks to the depths of our migrant influx crisis affecting our beleaguered southern border. According to CBP, on Memorial Day this past Monday there were an astonishing 2,200 (!) apprehensions in CBP’s El Paso Sector alone.
“2,200 apprehensions in 1 day in 1 Sector—Memorial Day was the busiest recent day of enforcement activity for El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents,” CBP tweeted.
2,200 apprehensions in 1 day in 1 Sector—Memorial Day was the busiest recent day of enforcement activity for El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents. More here: https://t.co/rivsB4HVg3 pic.twitter.com/9ylYOzwbcy
— CBP (@CBP) May 28, 2019
CBP has often used extraordinarily blunt language, of late. In the same press release, for example, CBP refers to the “influx of illegal aliens entering our country [who have] no respect for our immigration laws.” As The Daily Wire previously reported, furthermore, CBP responded to the publication earlier this month of its monthly apprehension numbers for the month of April by tweeting about the “unprecedented” and “unsustainable” influx: “#CBP is experiencing an unprecedented and unsustainable situation at the Southwest border. In April, CBP apprehended or deemed inadmissible 109,144 individuals along the SWB.”
#CBP is experiencing an unprecedented and unsustainable situation at the Southwest border. In April, CBP apprehended or deemed inadmissible 109,144 individuals along the SWB. Details here: https://t.co/ru9AsalgPb pic.twitter.com/kzfTpfPNP8
— CBP (@CBP) May 8, 2019
A month prior, CBP Deputy Commissioner Robert E. Perez referred to the onslaught as a “system-wide emergency.” “We are currently experiencing a system-wide emergency in our processing and holding facilities,” Perez stated at the time of the release of CBP’s apprehension data for the month of March.
Many have suggested that instead of waiting for Congress the president should act on his statutorily delegated authority to fix the situation.
Here are some of the statutes that delegate immigration authority to the president:
There’s a long list of existing statute that gives @realDonaldTrump to power to fix this problem on his own:
8 U.S.C. § 1182(f)
8 U.S.C. § 1222(a)
8 U.S.C. § 1225(b)(1)(A)(i) and (b)(1)(B)(iii)(IV)
18 U.S.C. § 1001
8 U.S.C. § 1158(a)(2)(C) https://t.co/nTHwmGFBXc
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) May 21, 2019