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There Is a Border Crisis, Leftmedia Finally Admits — The Patriot Post

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There are a “record number of families” at the border, which is “at a ‘breaking point,’” warns President Donald Trump. Oh, wait — actually those were recent headlines from The Washington Post and The New York Times. In fact, the Times further reports, “More than 76,000 migrants crossed the border without authorization in February, an 11-year high” and a jump from the 58,000 aliens who illegally crossed in January. Turns out this “manufactured crisis” is looking an awful lot like an actual crisis.

The truth is the facts support Trump’s argument: “There is a humanitarian and security crisis on our southern border that requires urgent actions.” On Tuesday, the White House released its fact sheet on the “emergency at the border,” and it is quite sobering. To put it bluntly, the situation at the southern border is only getting worse, “with more than 40,000” illegal alien families “arriving in February alone.”

Many of these migrants making the trek through Central America and Mexico are suffering “horrifying violence, including sexual assault.” Doctors Without Borders estimates that one-third of women are sexually abused on the journey. Criminals are exploiting the situation like never before, with 266,000 illegal aliens with criminal records — many charged with violent crimes — arrested over the last two years alone. And the metastatic growth of MS-13 is alarming.

Furthermore, much has been made about these migrants seeking asylum due to soaring crime rates in their Central American home countries, but the data suggest that the crime rates in Central America have little to do with why these migrants are flooding the border. The biggest reason is economic — they can make 10 times the pay here in the U.S. while also taking advantage of welfare provisions such as free education and health care. From the perspective of a migrant, why wouldn’t he come?

Illegal aliens should not be incentivized to come, but that is exactly what Democrats have been doing for years. Trump did not create this problem, and yet he is vilified for attempting to aggressively deal with it. Past American leaders who repeatedly failed to actively enforce the nation’s immigration laws and fully secure the borders put the country in the situation it is in today. At least the Leftmedia is now admitting there is indeed a crisis at the U.S. southern border.

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