During a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing, Border Patrol Chief Carol Provost revealed the latest apprehension figures which she called “off-the-charts”, according to a report from Politico.
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She said the newest arrest figures were “off the charts compared to recent years,” and called on Congress to take action.
“We cannot address this crisis by simply shifting more resources or building more facilities,” Provost told lawmakers. “It’s like holding a bucket under a faucet. It doesn’t matter how many buckets you give me if we can’t turn off the flow.”
After seeing a relative low in arrests in 2017 during President Trump’s first year in office, the numbers have consistently risen since 2018 and are now on track to be larger than ever recorded as Trump makes it tougher for illegals to unlawfully gain access to our sovereign nation.
Just last week, the Trump administration asked for $4.5 billion in emergency funding to be able to properly accommodate the detainees and to continue the crackdown on the Southern border. We finally seem to have a President who is willing to stand firmly against the flood of dangerous criminal illegals from entering our nation sight unseen and wreaking havoc on Americans made vulnerable by pro-illegal Democrats.