There has been a 203 percent increase in the number of nonwhite invaders trying to smash their way into the United States over the Mexico border in the past year, new figures from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have revealed.
A statement from the DHS’s Press Secretary Tyler Q. Houlton said that the “crisis at our Southwest border is real. The number of illegal border crossings during the month of March shows an urgent need to address the ongoing situation at the border.
“We saw a 203 percent increase from March 2017 compared to March 2018 and a 37 percent increase from last month to this month–the largest increase from month to month since 2011,” he said.
“Illegal aliens continue to exploit our immigration laws. We need to close these dangerous loopholes that are being taken advantage of each and every day, gain operational control of the border, and fully fund the border wall system.
According to the detailed figures, during the month of March 2018, the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) saw a 37 percent increase overall when compared to February, but a 203 percent increase compared to March 2017.
“The number of Family Units increased by 49 percent and the number of unaccompanied children (UAC) increased by 41 percent compared to last month,” the CBP said.
“In March a total of 37,393 individuals were apprehended between ports of entry on our Southwest Border, compared with 26,662 in February and 25,978 in January.
“In Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, USBP apprehended 303,916 individuals along our Southwest Border, compared to 408,870 in FY16, 331,333 in FY15, and 479,371 in FY14.”
In March, 12,915 people presenting themselves at ports of entry on the Southwest Border were deemed inadmissible compared to 10,021 in February, and 9,839 in January.
In FY 2017 111,275 individuals were deemed inadmissible compared to 150,825 in FY16, 114,486 in FY15 and 90,601 in FY14.
The statement followed an earlier announcement from the DHS that National Guard units will be deployed to the US-Mexico border following the dramatic surge in invasion numbers.
“The deployment is designed to support ongoing efforts to mitigate the crisis on our border,” the earlier DHS statement said, adding that the “deployment will support federal law enforcement personnel, including CBP. Federal immigration authorities will direct enforcement efforts.”
The deployment’s duration will be determined by Congressional efforts to secure the southern border.
“We apprehend more than a thousand people a day–300,000 a year—who violate our nation’s sovereignty by crossing our borders illegally. This must end. Deploying the National Guard will serve as an immediate deterrent while dramatically enhancing operational control of the U.S. border,” the statement said.
Other figures released by the DHS revealed that before 2013, approximately one percent of “arriving aliens” claimed “credible fear” (asylum), but now 1 out of 10 claim credible fear, a statistic which means that “credible fear” claims increased 1700 percent from 2008 to 2016.
In addition before 2011, over 90 percent of “arriving aliens” were single adult males, but today 40 percent are families and children.
Before 2009, 90 percent of “arriving aliens” were Mexican nationals, whereas today, nearly 50 percent are Central Americans.