President Trump threatened to close the southern border with Mexico Thursday morning as the illegal immigration crisis continues to rage.
Congressman Adam Schiff, who spent two years knowingly and unlawfully lying and leaking, should be forced to resign from Congress!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 28, 2019
Yesterday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan held a press conference in El Paso where he pleaded with Congress to change asylum and deportation laws that are fueling the humanitarian disaster.
.@CBP_McAleenan: Two weeks ago, I briefed the media and testified in Congress that our immigration system was at the breaking point. That breaking point has arrived this week at our border. WATCH MORE: https://t.co/2fF0TUuHqV— CBP (@CBP) March 28, 2019
According to CBP, current illegal immigration numbers are on track for 1,000,000 by the end of this year.
Meanwhile, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is in Honduras this week addressing the crisis at its source.
Make no mistake—our border crisis has gone from a national emergency to a near system-wide meltdown. We must be able to secure our borders AND protect vulnerable populations fleeing persecution. But we can’t do this effectively without action to fix our laws.— Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen (@SecNielsen) March 27, 2019
.@DHSgov is focused on confronting the border emergency at the source, which is why I’m in Honduras to meet with security leaders from the Northern Triangle—our goal is to strike a first-ever regional accord. https://t.co/3qF4QujPbO— Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen (@SecNielsen) March 27, 2019