Democrats and their friends in media say there is no crisis at America’s southern border. You know who doesn’t agree with them? Obama’s former border chief. He agrees with Trump.
FOX Business reports:
Obama border patrol chief: Border crisis ‘absolutely’ a national emergency
Mark Morgan, a career FBI official who served as Border Patrol chief for the Obama administration, told FOX Business Opens a New Window. on Thursday that the U.S.-Mexico border is undeniably in a state of crisis.
“It’s absolutely a national emergency,” he said during an interview with Maria Bartiromo on “Mornings with Maria, Opens a New Window. ” referring to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcements’ (ICE) release of hundreds of migrants detained at the U.S.-Mexico border because of overcrowding at detention facilities.
“ICE doesn’t have any more room,” he said. “Now border patrol agents are having to release illegal aliens into … the United States — they’re overwhelmed.”
In Morgan’s opinion, loopholes in asylum laws are largely to blame. He said in order to deal with the immediate crisis the government should revamp asylum laws to hold detainees in their country of origin until their claim can be heard.
“They know because of our asylum laws, they step one foot on American soil, they are allowed in never to be heard from again,” he said.
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Morgan is right. The border is under siege.
The Associated Press reports:
Cradling children, migrant families cross border in waves
A mother cradled a crying toddler as she waited in line with 20 other women to shower. Dozens of fathers quietly held their children’s hands in an enclosure made of chain-link fencing.
While these families were held at an overcrowded Border Patrol processing center, a fresh wave of migrants crossed the nearby river separating the U.S. and Mexico and waited for border agents to bring them to the same facility. One Honduran woman carried a feverish 7-month-old baby.
The cycle is repeated multiple times a day. Waves of desperate families are trying to cross the border almost hourly and entering an overtaxed government detention system.
The Border Patrol has become so overwhelmed in feeding and caring for the migrants that it announced plans this week to start releasing some families onto the street in the Rio Grande Valley to ease overcrowding in the processing center, providing the immigrants with a notice to appear at an upcoming court date.
“We have an unprecedented crisis upon us,” Robert Perez, deputy commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Border Patrol’s parent agency, said in an interview.
The people who work at the border say there is a crisis. Maybe we should believe them.