National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd is warning that if the apparent crisis at the southern border isn’t addressed, the U.S.-Mexico border could fall into shambles.
It’s not new news that there’s a growing immigration situation at the U.S.-Mexico border, as President Donald Trump has butt heads with Democratic leaders over immigration bills — even declaring a national emergency after what became the longest partial government shutdown in U.S. history. However, the political feud continues, which has border officials apprehending an upward of 144,278 illegal immigrants in the month of May alone.
The border patrol council president addressed reports that immigration law enforcement was bolstering their deportation efforts, telling “Fox & Friends” on Sunday that those are people who were already heard by a judge and “did not have a right to be here in the United States and ordered them deported.”
According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), 87 percent of migrants who are released in the U.S. never appear for the court date, disappearing into the country.
As Fox News noted, acting ICE director Mark Morgan reported that the border getting to the point of releasing single-adult males, which could be a “serious threat to our border.” Judd said, “we’re right at that point.”
“If that happens, you’re going to see a completely and totally uncontrolled border, more than what it is right now,” Judd warned.
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“What the public needs to understand is the president did not threaten these tariffs before going to Congress. He asked the Democrats to help him out; he asked Mexico to help them out,” Judd said. “This was not his first choice, it was not his second choice, but he was forced to threaten these tariffs because the Democrats refuse to help him.”
While Trump received praise from several Republican lawmakers on his recent immigration deal with Mexico, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) decided to call it one of Trump’s “temper tantrums” and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) offered an “immature and deeply cynical reaction to what should be good news,” as Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) said.