Illegal immigration surges over 200% in March, according to DHS.
Late Wednesday night, the Department of Homeland Security released a report of statistics discussing illegal immigration. Compared to March of Fiscal Year 2017, illegal immigration skyrocketed 203% in March of FY2018. This comes after President Trump and the White House claimed that border security is quickly deteriorating at the Mexican-American border.
According to the report, “The number of Family Units increased by 49 percent and the number of unaccompanied children (UAC) increased by 41 percent compared to last month.”
Legislators will now have to decide whether or not to make a move on DACA. However, in spite of DACA being in the hands of the President, the massive influx of illegal aliens may be due to the discussion of legalizing illegal aliens from Congressional and Senate Democrats.
The CBP apprehended 50,308 people in March, up from less than 37,000 in February, and three times the 16,588 people apprehended in March 2017, when President Trump’s strict immigration rhetoric decreased the amount of unlawful crossings.
On Wednesday afternoon, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said during a press conference: “Border security is homeland security, which is national security. It’s not a partisan issue. It’s not something we can separate out. It’s core to being a sovereign nation.”
Also on Wednesday afternoon, President Trump signed a proclamation sending the National Guard to protect and secure the border.
You can find the DHS report here: https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/stats/sw-border-migration
Jorge Velasco is the founder and CEO of theDailyLead.