The crisis at the border has reached a dangerous level, whether Democrats and their friends in media want to admit it or not.
During a recent hearing, Senator Lindsey Graham made it clear that the situation is desperate.
The Hill reports:
Acting DHS chief testifies about situation at border
Acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kevin McAleenan testified before Congress Tuesday about new migration figures from the U.S. border with Mexico.
“In the last 40 days, 60,000 children have entered into DHS custody, both unaccompanied and as part of family units,” McAleenan told the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“Last month … we encountered a modern record of 144,000 border crossers, a record day of over 5,800 border crossings in a single 24-hour period and the largest single group ever apprehended at our border, 1,036 individuals.”
McAleenan noted the shifting composition of migrant flows from largely single adult men from Mexico to unaccompanied children and families, which puts additional pressure on facilities because they cannot be “effectively repatriated.” …
“We’ve reached the breaking point at the border,” Graham said while detailing his plan during his opening statement Tuesday.
Graham added that the Senate Appropriations Committee will vote next week on President Trump’s request for $4.5 billion in emergency spending tied to the U.S.-Mexico border.
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— The Hill (@thehill) June 12, 2019
Despite all this , Democrats are still not doing anything to help.
One America News reports:
President Trump: Mexico Is Doing More For The U.S. At The Border Than Democrats
President Trump recently doubled down on his criticism of Democrat’s and their lack of action on the border crisis. On Twitter Tuesday, the president said, “Mexico is doing more for the U.S. and the border than Democrats in Congress!” This comes as House Democrats work to stop border wall construction.
The U.S. secured an agreement with Mexico on Friday, averting tariffs in exchange for increased border security. President Trump spoke Tuesday about a part of that deal, which still needs to be approved by Mexico’s legislature.
What will it take for Democrats to get serious about this problem?