WATCH: Video Shows More Than 1000 Illegal Aliens Pouring Over the Border

Posted: May 31, 2019 2:00 PM

As impeachment fever soaks up the oxygen in Washington D.C., the crisis on the southern border with Mexico continues to get worse by the day. 

Yesterday marked a new and grave milestone for Border Patrol agents as more than 1,000 illegal aliens, the vast majority falsely claiming asylum, poured over the border into the United States.

“The apprehension of 1,036 individuals in a single group – the largest group ever encountered by Border Patrol agents – demonstrates the severity of the border security and humanitarian crisis at our Southwest border,” Customs and Border Protection Deputy Commissioner Robert Perez released in a statement. “The dedicated men and women of CBP, and in particular the U.S Border Patrol, are doing their very best every day to address the influx of family units and unaccompanied children.”

According to CBP, "all members of the group were from Guatemala, Honduras, or El Salvador," made up of "934 family members, 63 unaccompanied minors, and 39 single adults." 

"They were taken into custody for processing and initial medical screenings. They will remain in U.S. Border Patrol custody until they are processed accordingly," CBP says.

Already this year, more than 500,000 people have been apprehended. That means the U.S. is on track for more than one million illegal entries by the end of 2019.

Last night President Trump announced new tariffs on Mexico unless the government does more to stop the illegal flow of Central Americans and drugs.

Meanwhile on Capitol Hill, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham has introduced a bill that would put an end to this specific crisis.