Another Surge? Migrants Crashing Border at Rapidly Rising Rate

A new wave of illegal aliens is pouring over the Southern Border as the latest Border Patrol statistics show a 52% leap in apprehensions in August 2015 over the same month last year.

According to Border Patrol’s apprehension data, a cross-border flow of 4,632 “unaccompanied minors” and 5,158 people in “family units” was recorded arrested last month. The Associated Press notes that is a 52 percent increase over last August’s total of 6,424 people.

The flow of migrants had, until the late summer, been lower than the 2014 surge when Border Patrol tracked the arrival of 62,977 youths — some of whom likely are adults older than 18 — plus 62,848 people in “family units” — largely from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. President Barack Obama allowed his deputies to release the vast majority of the migrants into the United States to join their extended families, file for work permits, and enter U.S. schools.

The total for the two years — not counting the September 2015 inflow — will be 203,319 migrants. In 2011, 2012, and 2013 an additional 34,984 Central American youths crossed the border. That’s a five-year total of at least 243,303 migrants.

If they win their court cases, they’ll be put on a fast-track to citizenship. Since the Latin-American migration slowly began in 2011, only a very small proportion of the successful migrants have been sent home.

Laughably, the White House tried to discourage migrants from making the dangerous trek through Mexico to sneak over  the American border.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest addressed August’s increase in apprehensions Monday calling the spike during the hot month of August “surprising” and “concerning.”

“[W]e take this issue very seriously, and we’re going to continue to be engaged in both trying to stem that flow but also messaging very clearly to the people in Central America who may be thinking about trying to help their child get into the United States, to urge them not to subject their child to that dangerous journey,” Earnest said.

If President Obama really wanted to discourage illegal aliens from breaking the law and illegally entering the United States, he could immediately deport them rather than allowing them to stay indefinitely and putting them on a fast track to citizenship.Unaccompanied-Minors-png