Illegal aliens are flooding through the border at an unprecedented pace. According to Border Patrol agents the surge is taking place because human smugglers are issuing warning that it’s now or never to get into the U.S.
If Trump wins, the illegal aliens are told there will be a giant wall keeping them out of the U.S. permanently. If Clinton wins, they are led to believe amnesty will be granted. Both incentives are driving the illegal entries to a level not seen in years, and according to agents in Texas, the Border Patrol is overwhelmed with 1,000 apprehensions per night in just one sector.
According to the Department of Homeland Security, in fiscal 2016, the Border Patrol apprehended 117,200 immigrants from Central America, almost one-third of all apprehensions border-wide — and 5,000 more than during the so-called surge of 2014. The agency also apprehended 5,000 Haitians, up from just 700 last year. The number of immigrants claiming to be from Africa and Asia also is up.
“When you stop somebody, you ask their name and the first thing they tell you is – ‘I’m here for asylum, I can’t go home because they’ll kill me.’ … When it takes a good five or six minutes just to get their name out of them, they have a rehearsed story,” said Chris Cabrera, a representative from the Border Patrol Council told Fox News. “Once they get those papers saying they can pass through our checkpoint, we’ll never see them again.”
Typically, an illegal immigrant pays a $4,000 to $6,000 smuggling fee to the drug cartels. Once here, he said the Mexican government had given each a number based on their arrival.
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