Border Is So Secure… MORE THAN 10,000 Little Children Traveling Alone Crossed into US in Last 2 Months
In May 2011, Barack Obama mocked Americans over their concerns for border security, saying… “Maybe they want a moat with alligators!”
“We have gone above and beyond what was requested by the very Republicans who said they supported broader reform as long as we got serious about enforcement. All the stuff they asked for, we’ve done. But even though we’ve answered these concerns, I suspect there will be some who will try to move the goal posts one more time (someone in the crowd yells “racists!”) They said we need to triple the border patrol. Or now they’ll say we need to quadruple the border patrol. Or they’ll want a higher fence. Maybe they’ll need a moat. Maybe they want alligators in the moat! They’ll never be satisfied.
Today the border is so secure little children traveling alone can cross the southern border by the thousands into the United States.
Ten thousand unaccompanied kids crossed into the US in the last two months.
NBC News reported:
The number of children who are caught trying to slip across the U.S.-Mexico border alone and illegally has quietly surged again more than a year after President Obama referred to the problem as an “urgent humanitarian situation.”
While the world has been focused on Europe’s migrant crisis, apprehensions of unaccompanied minors along America’s own border have exploded: More than 10,000 undocumented children have been stopped in just the last two months, according to U.S. Border and Customs Protection.
The 10,588 apprehensions are a 106 percent increase over the same Oct. 1 through Nov. 30 period from last year, when 5,129 kids were picked up.
Apprehensions of family units — legal guardians with children under 18 — have proliferated too, with 12,505 detentions in those two months, representing a 173 percent increase from last year’s 4,577 seizures in the same time frame.
In June 2014, during the height of the border crisis, Obama tapped FEMA to lead an effort across federal agencies to address the young refugees.
“These children are some of the most vulnerable, and many become victims of violent crime or sexual abuse along the dangerous journey,” the White House said in a statement on June 20, 2014, during the height of the influx.