In a hearing today Border Patrol chief Carla Provost completely obliterated Democrat’s narrative about what’s happening on the border, and whether or not it constitutes an “emergency.”
Ms. Provost made clear that there is both a border security crisis and a humanitarian crisis and any anyone who denies that has no clue as to what is really going on.
Even worse “we know that when agents are occupied, narcotic smugglers, criminal aliens, gang members and others use the opportunity to violate our borders and our laws” Provost warned.
Watch as Border Patrol chief Carla Provost destroys the Democrat’s narrative about what’s happening on our southern border:
“Each day nearly 25 percent of my agents are diverted from our border security mission to care for, transport and process family members and unaccompanied children.
As more migrants arrive with medical needs, agents are transporting and escorting an average of 55 people a day to medical facilities. We are committed to addressing this humanitarian need.
But we know that when agents are occupied, narcotic smugglers, criminal aliens, gang members and others use the opportunity to violate our borders and our laws.
There is an ongoing debate about whether this constitutes a border security crisis or a humanitarian crisis. Let me be clear: It is both.
I have been asked many times how the current situation can be a crisis compared to years when we surpassed 1 million apprehensions.
To understand the numbers, you have to look at what is happening on the ground.
In the 1990s, a time when Mexican nationals represented up to 90 percent of apprehensions, an agent might have apprehended and returned a same individual multiple times within one shift. Today nearly 80 percent of those apprehended are from countries other than Mexico.
The vast majority are Central American family units and unaccompanied children that require significant care in Border Patrol custody and then enter a backlogged immigration system.
What the numbers don’t show is how my men and women care for these vulnerable populations with the limited resources that they have.
As I have said before, we do not leave our humanity behind when we report for duty.”
What is crystal clear is that Democrats only care about power and do not care at all about the security needs of the American people.
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