The situation at the border is so bad that even Jeh Johnson, who served as head of the DHS under Obama, is calling it a crisis. He made the remarks during an appearance on FOX and Friends this week.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Obama DHS Sec. on Immigrant Caravans: ‘This Is a Crisis By Any Measure’
The Obama administration’s Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday on Fox & Friends that the influx of immigrant caravans at the Mexico border was “a crisis by any measure.”
“This is, in my view, having owned this problem for three years, first, I know what a thousand a day looks like. I saw it myself at border patrol holding stations,” Johnson said. “I cannot begin to imagine what 4,000 a day looks like. It must overwhelm the system.”
“I think we have to get away from Democrat vs. Republican, crisis vs. no crisis. This is a crisis by any measure, and the solution inevitably is bipartisan. It has to be bipartisan. It requires a change in law,” Johnson said.
Johnson’s statement on Thursday echoes what he has said recently.
Last month, Johnson told MSNBC’s Morning Joe that “we are truly in a crisis” at the border.
It was reported that in the same month over 100,000 migrants were turned away are apprehended at the southern border, increase over over 100 percent from the same time last year.
“Much media attention has focused on caravans coming across from Central America,” Rio Grande Valley Sector Chief Patrol Agent Rodolfo Karisch said recently. “But the fact is that RGV is receiving caravan-equivalent numbers every seven days.”
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Meanwhile, Democrats have gone from denying there is a crisis, to blaming Trump for the crisis.
U.S. House Democrats blame Trump for worsening border crisis
U.S. House of Representatives Democrats are accusing Republican President Donald Trump of aggravating a crisis situation at the southern U.S. border, saying he has not used funds available to help deal with a surge of migrants and exacerbated the problem with his attempts to crack down.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that bipartisan immigration reform, which has eluded Congress and the White House for years, is still the solution. It is in fact “inevitable,” Pelosi said on the sidelines of a Democratic party meeting in Leesburg, Virginia.
In Washington, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, also called for bipartisan discussions on immigration. But he focused on toughening U.S. asylum law, a move that Democrats likely would oppose.
Democrats have not proposed a comprehensive immigration bill since taking the majority in the House this year. Republicans still hold the Senate.
The Democrats have become completely useless.
Since the day Trump took office, they have thought about nothing but how to remove him.