Skip to comments.Senator Graham Presents Two Ways to Fix the Crisis at the Border
Posted on 03/06/2019 9:20:01 AM PST by jazusamo
Yesterday the Department of Homeland Security released new numbers showing 76,000 illegal aliens crossed the southern border into the United States in February, a significant increase from the 58,000 individuals who crossed in January.
Today Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham is holding a hearing about the problem.
"Contrary to what some political opponents and media outlets claim the situation at our southern border is dangerous and growing worse. Its not a hoax. Its not a manufactured crisis. Its not a cable television ploy. It is real. It is serious. It is a threat. And it poses a direct challenge to the safety and security of the citizens of the United States. To believe otherwise is to deny reality and ignore the facts," Graham said. "Here are the facts from the first 5 months of this fiscal year. We are witnessing an almost 55% increase in the number of unaccompanied minors apprehended at the border over the same time period last year - an almost 340% increase in the number of family units apprehended from same time period last year."
A crisis at the border is raging. Border Patrol agents are using their time to take care of families, rather than fully focusing on criminal aliens, violent drug cartels and other national security threats to American communities.
For months, officials at the Department of Homeland Security and in the White House have been begging Congress to change the laws enabling this problem. During his opening statement, Graham did the same and detailed how lawmakers can work to stem the increasing flow of illegal immigration.
"It is no coincidence that these two groups unaccompanied minors and family units are crossing the border at an alarming rate. Our immigration laws require that both unaccompanied children and family units be released into the interior of the United States after apprehension," Graham said. "This is due to two legal loopholes in our immigration system: the Flores settlement agreement and the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA). Flores requires children (or those with children, so family units) to be released after 20 days in custody. The TVPRA requires unaccompanied alien children from non-contiguous countries (countries that do not border the United States) to be released to Health and Human Services care facilities instead of being sent back to their countries of origin."
"I have worked for over a decade to fix our nations broken immigration system. If we do not fix these two legal loopholes, then we are only continuing to fuel the smuggling of persons trade from the Northern Triangle. These laws incentivize smugglers to exploit migrants who seek to come to the United States and stay," he continued. "They know our legal system better than many of us, and they profit greatly off the most vulnerable. Smugglers dont care how they do their job, or whether migrants are raped, tortured, or starved on the journey. They care about making a profit. Last year, smugglers made $2.5 billion smuggling migrants."
Democrats have given no indication they are willing to close the loopholes outlined by Graham. Without action on these specific issues, the humanitarian and illegal immigration crisis will continue. With the numbers of family units and unaccompanied minors rapidly increasing, the situation is unsustainable.
This IS a National Emergency.
These are people CAUGHT. How many are NOT being caught along our 1,954 mile border with Mexico, and disappearing into the interior of this country? I estimate only 25% are caught, which makes the number of people invading this country at 2 million illegal aliens a year.
We need to use the government's OWN statistics to show the nature of this illegal, hostile invasion.
THIS IS A NATIONAL EMERGENCY.
A-10s and/or claymores?...................
Quad-50’s and napalm?
We’re in bad shape if we’re looking to Grahamnesty for fixes.
Rome Burns, Neros Fiddle.
Hmmm. .50 cal or mini-gun? Probably not.
Thank you, bring it on!
But, house judiciary committee needs to convict Trump. Wouldn’t it be awesome if they spent as much time and effort working FOR the country?
Catch and deport.
Build the wall.
The solution is organ harvesting from illegal aliens. Catch em, send ‘em back minus any parts that are useful.
Right on! This emergency is being ignored on purpose by the open borders Rats.
And stop the freebies.
No welfare, no food stamps, no medical benefits, no school, no money allowed to be wired back home, no driver’s licenses, no voting.
Treat them like the unwelcome guests they are and kick them out.
Lets wrap this Freepathon up, Folks!
“I have worked for over a decade to fix our nations broken immigration system.”
So you need another decade or two.... /s
[The solution is organ harvesting from illegal aliens. Catch em, send em back minus any parts that are useful.]
Screw that. Just feed them through a wood chipper with the chute aimed at the other side of the border...
You just need a few to serve as examples and the rest will smarten up and stay in Mexico.
“The solution is organ harvesting from illegal aliens. Catch em, send em back minus any parts that are useful.”
At least remove their genitals so that they are unable to reproduce! Because over reproduction is at the crux of what’s going on here. The bulk of Central and South America is populated with people who are essentially illiterate morons, to whom the reproductive act is a key pastime.
At least the Democrats didn’t accuse the Republicans of trying to set up pet food long pork canning and processing plants along the border.
RE: “And stop the freebies.
No welfare, no food stamps, no medical benefits, no school, no money allowed to be wired back home, no drivers licenses, no voting.
Treat them like the unwelcome guests they are and kick them out.”
Amen to that!
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