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90,000 Illegal Aliens Have Come to America Since the Caravan Formed in October

As the situation in Tijuana, Mexico continues to deteriorate as thousands of illegal aliens wait to gain access to the United States, the crisis continues along many different sectors of the border. 

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This week in Yuma, a number of individuals were caught dropping children over the border fence. Thousands of illegal aliens from Central America have flooded into the country since October.

"We have a challenging and still potentially volatile situation in Tijuana. We've got well over 7,000 migrants there. They're well organized and brought to the border by a group and we told they would be able to cross easily into the U.S. to present an asylum claim. That is not the case," U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said in an interview Tuesday morning."We do see individuals trying to cross illegally in the San Diego sector, we are addressing that activity and then of course you saw the scenes of the family literally dropping children over the fence. That was in the Yuma Sector in Arizona, also interdicted and apprehended by Border Patrol agents."

"Since the caravan formed in mid-October, we've seen 90,000 people come to our border. Eighty-five percent of those crossing illegally between ports of entry and all lured by the fact that our legal framework has huge gaps that create the opportunity to stay in the U.S. while awaiting a court hearing even if they don't a lawful permission or protection claim," he continued. "It's a huge challenge that we need to work with Congress to address...We've got criminal organizations profiting off of vulnerable families, charging $5000-$7000 per person. That's a $2.5 billion business of exploitation and we've got to stop it."

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Meanwhile, Congress is currently debating funding for President Trump's border wall and the White House continues to highlight the situation.

 

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