U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan told an audience in El Paso that our immigration system has reached a “breaking point” due to the “unprecedented humanitarian and border security crisis all along our Southwest Border.”
He wasn’t telling his audience anything they didn’t know already. El Paso is ground zero for the crisis, with border apprehensions skyrocketing and immigration facilities overwhelmed.
More than 36,000 migrant families have arrived in the El Paso border region in fiscal year 2019 compared with about 2,000 at the same time last year, according to CBP data.
Statistics show that the number of unaccompanied children jumped from more than 1,300 last year to more than 5,000 this fiscal year. The federal fiscal year begins in October.
About 1,000 migrants were taken into custody in El Paso in one day on March 6 with large groups walking across the Rio Grande to turn themselves in.
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