Immigration System at ‘Breaking Point,’ Homeland Security Official Says

By Richard Gonzales

Immigration authorities are expressing alarm about the growing number of migrants crossing the southern border.

Federal agents apprehended more than 4,000 migrants crossing the border on each of two days this week — the highest daily total recorded in 15 years, a senior official with Customs and Border Protection said Wednesday.

“The breaking point has arrived,” CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said in El Paso, Texas.

“CBP is facing an unprecedented humanitarian and border security crisis all along our Southwest border — and nowhere has that crisis manifested more acutely than here in El Paso,” McAleenan said.


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Carol Fryer

Im beginning to think this whole thing is all just a show. Now the checkpoints are being closed , and what happens when they just come around the checkpoints ? Is that whole border walled?

William Hicks

This is a decades long problem, getting worse by the day. What will this Nation become when it loses its total Constitutional Identity, where assimilation is no longer a consideration; or has it already happened?