In a recent interview with Breitbart Texas National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) President, Brandon Judd, claimed that Border Patrol is overwhelmed with holding the greatest number of illegal border crossers in custody in history and that the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency is hiding this information from the public.
“We are at breaking point. We have the highest number of illegal aliens in custody in history in Border Patrol’s RGV Sector and this information has been kept from the American public,” said Agent Judd. “The talk of amnesty has once again created pull factors and encouraged people from all over the world to cross Mexico and then cross our porous southern border to illegally enter the U.S. We are simply overwhelmed.”
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) released a “Critical Alert” press release that listed the new numbers from ICE and the impact this new surge of illegal border crossers is having on border security.
• U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is currently detaining more than 40,000 aliens, with internal predictions indicating that the number could reach 47,000 in the coming months.
• In fiscal 2016, the U.S. Border Patrol apprehended 408,870 illegal aliens at the southern border; a number 23 percent higher than in fiscal 2015.
• Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, was quoted as saying just half of illegals are caught crossing the border.
• Calculating illegal entries based on that formula, 408,870 illegal aliens evaded detection in fiscal 2016, for a total of approximately 817,740 illegal entries into the United States last year.
The CBP responded claiming that the number in custody in Sector (RGV) “is less than half what is was in June 2014.” They also referenced DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson’s statement that showed that total apprehensions in FY16 were higher than FY15 but lower than FY14.
However, Border Patrol Agent Chris Cabrera told Breitbart Texas that, “This isn’t surprising, considering the history of Border Patrol and CBP covering up facts and falsifying numbers.”
In June 2014 the official CBP twitter account accused a reporter of falsifying a report and tweeting it out but the report was later proved to be true.
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