Central American migrants keep heading toward USA, even as Trump focuses on stopping caravans | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Central American migrants keep heading toward USA, even as Trump focuses on stopping caravans

In his first ever Oval Office prime time address, President Donald Trump argues funding for his long-promised border wall is needed on security and humanitarian grounds and urges Democrats to "acknowledge the crisis." (Jan. 8) AP

President Donald Trump's efforts to halt migrant caravans and limit asylum have not deterred Central American minors and members of their families from rushing toward the USA, according to data released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Wednesday.

Border Patrol agents apprehended 27,518 members of family units in December, the highest monthly total on record. That figure has steadily climbed for five months, even as Trump made stopping migrant caravans the centerpiece of his midterm election strategy and drove Washington into a partial government shutdown over funding for his border wall.

Those caravan members, most of whom tried to exercise their legal right to request asylum in the USA, contributed to a third straight month of more than 60,000 migrants being detained at U.S. ports of entry and arrested in the vast stretches of border in between.

The Trump administration points to those numbers as proof that the situation along the southern border is at "crisis" levels that require the expansion of the border wall.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump is absolutely correct, in characterising this as "a crisis". And I have an interesting companion piece to share:

Number of sick kids soars at the border.

Please, contact your (alleged) Congressional Representative, and Senator, and share this with them. Be polite; be consistent; but just make absolutely certain that THEY Know...THAT YOU know what is going on here.

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