Border Patrol agents in one year, in one small section of the entire border, will have to arrest more than the population of Richmond, Virginia—240,000 people…
(Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headlines) As many in the media and the Democratic Party call the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border a “manufactured crisis,” U.S. Border Patrol agents at the Rio Grande Valley continue to arrest about 1,000 illegal aliens per day.
On Feb. 27, RGV Border Patrol agents arrested 1,300 illegal aliens—the second time in two weeks that they have hit this astronomical mark, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection press release.
At this rate, Border Patrol agents in one year, in one small section of the entire border, will have to arrest more than the population of Richmond, Virginia—240,000 people.
Plus, it will not end this year. The siege will continue indefinitely, as it has for decades.
Arrests near the Rio Grande Valley account for about 50 percent of all those conducted at the border.
On Sunday, Senate Democrats with help from some Republicans appeared to have enough votes to block President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration.
Last week, Trump urged Republicans to stay united in support of border security.
I hope our great Republican Senators don’t get led down the path of weak and ineffective Border Security. Without strong Borders, we don’t have a Country – and the voters are on board with us. Be strong and smart, don’t fall into the Democrats “trap” of Open Borders and Crime!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2019
Top Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York, have used the “manufactured crisis” line of argument.
“President Trump must stop holding the American people hostage and stop manufacturing a crisis, and must reopen the government.” Schumer said, according to The Atlantic. “This president just used the backdrop of the Oval Office to manufacture a crisis, stoke fear, and divert attention from the turmoil in his administration.”
Trump described this tactic as a “sound bite” that does not reflect the facts.
“That’s their new sound bite. All over. I turn the television on—you know, I call it the opposition party,” Trump said. “It’s called the fake-news media. And what happens is every network has ‘manufactured crisis. This is a manufactured crisis.’ Every one of them. It’s like they, you know, send out to everybody, ‘Let’s use this sound bite today.’”