“We are in a FULL-BLOWN EMERGENCY!” – Border officials sound the alarm as border arrests skyrocket again!

Border officials are seriously trying to get the attention of Congress to not only fund, but do something about this border crisis that continues to skyrocket out of control:

FOX NEWS – The number of migrants apprehended at America’s southern border skyrocketed last month to levels not seen in over a decade, with U.S. Customs and Border Protection reporting nearly 133,000 arrests in May.

The number surpassed 144,000 when counting migrants deemed inadmissible — more than a 30 percent increase from the prior month and double the influx recorded at the beginning of the year.

“We are in full-blown emergency,” a CBP official said Wednesday.

The number of apprehensions was the highest monthly total in more than 13 years. In April, authorities recorded 99,304 arrests.

The latest figures could embolden President Trump amid tense negotiations with Mexico over the immigration crisis.

Here’s a graph that shows just how bad it’s getting down there:



“We are bursting at the seams,” a CBP official told reporters Wednesday. “It is unsustainable and can’t continue.”

Administration officials insisted the CBP is unable to house this many people.

“When we have 4,000 in custody, we consider it high, when we have 6,000, it’s a crisis,” an official said. “Right now, we have 19,000 in custody. It’s just off the charts.”

Fox reports that because of the emergency at the border, resources are being diverted from other areas which is causing a slow-down for people crossing the border, whether it be for recreational or commercial travel.

I get that Republicans in Congress don’t like Trump’s new tariff threat on Mexico. I don’t either. But it’s not like he’s doing this in a vacuum. And when faced with the reality of the situation down there, I can understand why he’s doing it and don’t blame him for trying to mitigate the emergency situation down there.

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99 thoughts on ““We are in a FULL-BLOWN EMERGENCY!” – Border officials sound the alarm as border arrests skyrocket again!

  1. I don’t see how tariffs are going to solve this at all. What? Mexico’s going to go to these detention centers and load em’ up? Because of tariffs? Won’t they just raise the price of their drugs? /sarc

  2. So convenient,President visits Great Britain then the Republicans join with the Democrats to pass immigration bills,massive crisis at the border.Well we cannot blame the President he was out of Town.Why is he in no hurry to get back.He might as well of taken Pence with him.

    1. What can they do anyway? Be all namby-pamby, we can’t throw them out, waaaa Mexico won’t help us, useless gits? The Democrats want this. The liberals want this. They want to be the ‘saviors’ of these people so that they can get into power and stay there. To heck with the country.

  3. So the answer is just to merely divert some of our DHS personnel to where the crisis is.How about just stopping the illgals in their tracks and send them back home,even if they are captured on our side of the fence.

  4. If only the Repubs controlled both the House and the Senate… then we could sit by idly watching them do nothing.

    Trump has both hands tied behind his back and is still trying to do more than anyone else in DC.

  5. I could blame it on Democrats in the House, but Republicans had the power to do something about this just like they could have done something about Obamacare. They did absolutely nothing.

    I think it’s pretty safe to say that Congress will never address the problems regardless of which party wields the power. They both use it as an election issue so there’s no incentive for them to fix it….and they won’t.

    1. The DC aristocracy (GOP and Dem) want illegal immigration. The Dems want new voters and to play to their militant base. The GOP wants cheap labor for their donors.

      Actual US citizens have no representation on this issue, but it’s our citizenship being devalued and diluted.

      1. @txgrunner I agree.

        I say this jokingly, but maybe someone needs to imposed tariffs on our Congressmen because they are just as guilty as Mexico is.

  6. My sources are telling me that Mexico has withdrawn from the 2020 Olympics because every one of them who can run, jump or swim is here.

  7. Congress doesn’t have time for any crisis on the southern border with all effort only to derail President Trump.

  8. Congress doesn’t have time for any crisis on the southern border with all effort only to derail President Trump.

  9. My sources are telling me that Mexico has withdrawn from the 2020 Olympics because every one of them who can run, jump or swim is here.

  10. Are the Dems still saying we have “11 million undocumented” in this country that we have to deal with? I swear I heard one of them on tv use that number just in the past month.

    1. Last I saw, reputable organizations across the political spectrum put the number at about 11 million, and agree that this number is down from not so long ago. I believe the recent rise in apprehensions involves those trying to get in, not those who are already here.

  11. I know La Raza has a hand in this. They said they want to return the southwest back to MeHico, guess this is one way to do it.

  12. Republicans sat on their fat butts during the first 2 years. I’m behind Trump at this point.

  13. I told you guys a week or so ago that we had learned that illegal invaders were being dumped in the small town where I bank, shop, and take mother-in-law to doctors, etc. The last two times I’ve been in Walmart I’ve seen some of these people. All men. The two groups of two younger men didn’t throw any red flags for danger at me, but a group of 4 older men today definitely did. I’m thinking about getting a stun gun! Yea, I know, concealed carry, but I’m thinking about inside the store with these cocky arrogant bastards. And, that’s the attitude they threw in the store in the middle of all the shoppers.

      1. @ruthiedoggiemom Ex-cons who have been regularly exposed to pepper spray in prison can be immune to it.

      2. @ ruthiedoggiemom I had thought about that, too. I know my local gun store carries stun guns, but I’m not sure about the pepper spray. I’ll check it out.

            1. Was it? Well then I guess I’m “idiot,” because I’m unaware of a surefire way to make such a determination based on casual, passing observation.

              Please enlighten me as to how this is done.

      1. @T_ump This community is predominantly Hispanic. These men weren’t dressed the same, features were different, and the language they were speaking wasn’t typical Spanish. And, this town on the whole is great with the regard to the quality people living here. Kids say yes ma’am and no sir and open doors for you. Most men open doors for women and elderly and will stop and help you if they see you need it. We don’t need these dropped off invaders destroying this good town.

        1. I am sorry you do not feel as safe there as you once did. It sounds like a nice community, and I hope it remains that way.

          That said, I’m still not clear how you can have much degree of certainty that these men were “illegal invaders” recently “dumped” in the community where you conduct your business. I understand that these four older men seemed different to you, but different doesn’t necessarily equate to illegal. I’m not questioning your judgment as to whether they were a potential threat, or doubting that they made you uncomfortable. I’m just not getting why their bad behavior makes you sure they were “illegal invaders” dumped by the federal government in your community.

          Maybe it is just my preconceptions (we all have them) but if I saw four older spanish speaking men acting like, as you said, “cocky, arrogant bastards” in a store or any public place of business, I’d be disinclined to assume they were just released from custody after trying to enter illegally. It is very unusual for people in that situation to draw attention to themselves by acting out in public.

          1. @T_ump This is a town with a population of less than 17,000. We all shop in the same Walmart and HEB, eat at the same restaurants and fast food joints. We have a regular group of green card workers from Mexico that work in the farmers’ vegetable fields. I live halfway between two of the major legal border crossings on the Rio Grande. The town was recently advised that it was being used as a dumping ground for these illegal invaders, so it’s not conjecture on my part. What is conjecture are your assumptions and unjustified judgments of me. And, they weren’t speaking the Spanish used around here. I honestly don’t think you understand what’s going on at the southern border. And, I have great situational awareness. I always have had, then I learned more from a Navy Seal safety training specialist. Adios!

            1. I’m sorry you feel otherwise, but I’ve made no judgments of you. I’ve simply questioned the ability of anyone to accurately determine immigration status based on casual observation.

              But obviously this is going nowhere. I hope that you find peace and happiness.

    1. @lillie-belle Oh Lillie Belle, be careful. This whole situation has to be intolerable. While we can have all the compassion in the world, it only goes so far when we’re overrun which is what the left wants and is succeeding in doing.

      Most of these illegals are pawns but we are supposed to be a country of laws and it’s getting ridiculous that our lawmakers just continue to let this happen. Many will suffer on both sides. It’s well past time to do something to stop this. 😡 :exclamation:

      1. @rae-from-minnesota I have compassion, I truly do. But encouraging people to hook up with coyotes, or worse, to send their children with coyotes, on a perilous trip that is filled with danger and probably won’t end well, is NOT compassionate.

        There are many people responsible for this mess, and you are right, it is unconscionable that our lawmakers – on both sides of the aisle – refuse to take even the most basic steps to help. The American People are ready to face whatever it takes to fix this.

    2. @lillie-belle My recommendation would be a pistol, thugs are unimpressed by stun guns and pepper spray.

      1. I meant in addition to, not instead of but I thought that went without saying

        1. @ruthiedoggiemom I see. I don’t have a purse to carry all of that stuff in. 😀

      2. @Dr. Strangelove Oh, I have my pistol, but I was thinking of something that could be used inside the store against extreme harassment or “physical assault ” and not risk hurting anyone around. And, I’m not just talking about myself. We have a lot of elderly shopping who are perfect targets inside the store, and you know that no employee will risk jumping in because most are middle aged women, and there’s store policy to consider.

  14. Are the Dems still saying we have “11 million undocumented” in this country that we have to deal with? I swear I heard one of them on tv use that number just in the past month.

    1. Last I saw, reputable organizations across the political spectrum put the number at about 11 million, and agree that this number is down from not so long ago. I believe the recent rise in apprehensions involves those trying to get in, not those who are already here.

  15. Note how the Trump obsessed flip perspective depending on how things are being reported…

    Trump faces challenge: Cue the pretense that his omnipotence failed to get it done.

    Trump takes action to solve challenge: Cue the pretense that Trump is behaving tyranically.

    Trump tries a legal way to get around our weak Congress: Cue the cries that Trump is stomping on the Constitution.

    Congress thinks about blocking Trump: Cue the defenders of separation of powers.

    There’s no hint of consistency among the useless idolaters.

    Meanwhile, normal people see the obvious contention among the powers, as designed into the Constitution, and want a president who will use every legal power to fix our illegal alien crisis.

    1. @k-bob They’re forcing Tromp to become more dictatorial so that when they’re back in power, they have an excuse to do it themselves, as if 0 wasn’t on that path already.

  16. I guess I’ll continue to post this daily: Enough is enough. The whole world now knows- come to America and get in free. Close the border immediately. I consider it a dereliction of duty for Pres Trump to not do this and a borderline treasonous lack of action.

  17. Not a popular sentiment on this site, but the buck stops in the oval office with Donald John Trump just as it did with Obama before him. He is failing badly at controlling the border and so far is getting an “F.” If illegal immigration were this out of control under Obama, most conservatives would be calling for his impeachment.

      1. He ran on fixing illegal immigration and has so far failed. It doesn’t help that Trump has no conservative challenger pressing the issue. Daniel Horowitz is basically the only conservative pointing out all the things Trump can do about illegal immigration but hasn’t.

    1. I’ve been very underwhelmed by the administration’s efforts. From caving on the budget and giving them a massive loophole to block deportations to failing to use aggressive means against the organizers of the caravans.

      At least right now, the US dominates the world financial system. We have extraordinary powers to control the legal flow of money, track transfers, and bring targeted sanctions on institutions in other countries. We know who the principals are and we know they’re using millions of dollars to encourage, advance, and coach the caravans from Central America.

      The money isn’t unmarked small bills in suitcases. We can choke off their funding. Why hasn’t the administration done it? Why haven’t they gone after these individuals?

      1. Trump won’t ever go around a judge on immigration, and the judges know this. That is the gist of the problem. The Insurrection Act of 1807 is what should be used to address the border problem.

  18. I could blame it on Democrats in the House, but Republicans had the power to do something about this just like they could have done something about Obamacare. They did absolutely nothing.

    I think it’s pretty safe to say that Congress will never address the problems regardless of which party wields the power. They both use it as an election issue so there’s no incentive for them to fix it….and they won’t.

    1. The DC aristocracy (GOP and Dem) want illegal immigration. The Dems want new voters and to play to their militant base. The GOP wants cheap labor for their donors.

      Actual US citizens have no representation on this issue, but it’s our citizenship being devalued and diluted.

      1. @txgrunner I agree.

        I say this jokingly, but maybe someone needs to imposed tariffs on our Congressmen because they are just as guilty as Mexico is.

  19. I don’t see how tariffs are going to solve this at all. What? Mexico’s going to go to these detention centers and load em’ up? Because of tariffs? Won’t they just raise the price of their drugs? /sarc

  20. So convenient,President visits Great Britain then the Republicans join with the Democrats to pass immigration bills,massive crisis at the border.Well we cannot blame the President he was out of Town.Why is he in no hurry to get back.He might as well of taken Pence with him.

    1. What can they do anyway? Be all namby-pamby, we can’t throw them out, waaaa Mexico won’t help us, useless gits? The Democrats want this. The liberals want this. They want to be the ‘saviors’ of these people so that they can get into power and stay there. To heck with the country.

  21. I know La Raza has a hand in this. They said they want to return the southwest back to MeHico, guess this is one way to do it.

  22. If this isn’t a national emergency, I don’t know what is. Take all these numbers to the bully pulpit and explain to everyone what is happening and what is at stake.

    1. What’s the point? They’re not going to solve the problem. They’re just going to waste money and accomplish nothing.

      Call me when we’re serious about fixing the actual problem. Until then, we’re not actually ACTING like this is an emergency.

  23. So the answer is just to merely divert some of our DHS personnel to where the crisis is.How about just stopping the illgals in their tracks and send them back home,even if they are captured on our side of the fence.

  24. I think we should build a couple large-scale FEMA camps. One in the Mojave. One in the Kobuk tundras. One in Golden Gate Park. One in Central Park. Fence them up, and then just deposit them there. Build an immigration courthouse outside each one and call it a day.

  25. If only the Repubs controlled both the House and the Senate… then we could sit by idly watching them do nothing.

    Trump has both hands tied behind his back and is still trying to do more than anyone else in DC.

  26. Republicans sat on their fat butts during the first 2 years. I’m behind Trump at this point.

  27. I told you guys a week or so ago that we had learned that illegal invaders were being dumped in the small town where I bank, shop, and take mother-in-law to doctors, etc. The last two times I’ve been in Walmart I’ve seen some of these people. All men. The two groups of two younger men didn’t throw any red flags for danger at me, but a group of 4 older men today definitely did. I’m thinking about getting a stun gun! Yea, I know, concealed carry, but I’m thinking about inside the store with these cocky arrogant bastards. And, that’s the attitude they threw in the store in the middle of all the shoppers.

      1. @T_ump This community is predominantly Hispanic. These men weren’t dressed the same, features were different, and the language they were speaking wasn’t typical Spanish. And, this town on the whole is great with the regard to the quality people living here. Kids say yes ma’am and no sir and open doors for you. Most men open doors for women and elderly and will stop and help you if they see you need it. We don’t need these dropped off invaders destroying this good town.

    1. @lillie-belle Oh Lillie Belle, be careful. This whole situation has to be intolerable. While we can have all the compassion in the world, it only goes so far when we’re overrun which is what the left wants and is succeeding in doing.

      Most of these illegals are pawns but we are supposed to be a country of laws and it’s getting ridiculous that our lawmakers just continue to let this happen. Many will suffer on both sides. It’s well past time to do something to stop this. 😡 :exclamation:

    2. @lillie-belle My recommendation would be a pistol, thugs are unimpressed by stun guns and pepper spray.

      1. @Dr. Strangelove Oh, I have my pistol, but I was thinking of something that could be used inside the store against extreme harassment or “physical assault ” and not risk hurting anyone around. And, I’m not just talking about myself. We have a lot of elderly shopping who are perfect targets inside the store, and you know that no employee will risk jumping in because most are middle aged women, and there’s store policy to consider.

  28. Note how the Trump obsessed flip perspective depending on how things are being reported…

    Trump faces challenge: Cue the pretense that his omnipotence failed to get it done.

    Trump takes action to solve challenge: Cue the pretense that Trump is behaving tyranically.

    Trump tries a legal way to get around our weak Congress: Cue the cries that Trump is stomping on the Constitution.

    Congress thinks about blocking Trump: Cue the defenders of separation of powers.

    There’s no hint of consistency among the useless idolaters.

    Meanwhile, normal people see the obvious contention among the powers, as designed into the Constitution, and want a president who will use every legal power to fix our illegal alien crisis.

    1. @k-bob They’re forcing Tromp to become more dictatorial so that when they’re back in power, they have an excuse to do it themselves, as if 0 wasn’t on that path already.

  29. I guess I’ll continue to post this daily: Enough is enough. The whole world now knows- come to America and get in free. Close the border immediately. I consider it a dereliction of duty for Pres Trump to not do this and a borderline treasonous lack of action.

  30. Not a popular sentiment on this site, but the buck stops in the oval office with Donald John Trump just as it did with Obama before him. He is failing badly at controlling the border and so far is getting an “F.” If illegal immigration were this out of control under Obama, most conservatives would be calling for his impeachment.

    1. I’ve been very underwhelmed by the administration’s efforts. From caving on the budget and giving them a massive loophole to block deportations to failing to use aggressive means against the organizers of the caravans.

      At least right now, the US dominates the world financial system. We have extraordinary powers to control the legal flow of money, track transfers, and bring targeted sanctions on institutions in other countries. We know who the principals are and we know they’re using millions of dollars to encourage, advance, and coach the caravans from Central America.

      The money isn’t unmarked small bills in suitcases. We can choke off their funding. Why hasn’t the administration done it? Why haven’t they gone after these individuals?

      1. Trump won’t ever go around a judge on immigration, and the judges know this. That is the gist of the problem. The Insurrection Act of 1807 is what should be used to address the border problem.

  31. If this isn’t a national emergency, I don’t know what is. Take all these numbers to the bully pulpit and explain to everyone what is happening and what is at stake.

    1. What’s the point? They’re not going to solve the problem. They’re just going to waste money and accomplish nothing.

      Call me when we’re serious about fixing the actual problem. Until then, we’re not actually ACTING like this is an emergency.

  32. I think we should build a couple large-scale FEMA camps. One in the Mojave. One in the Kobuk tundras. One in Golden Gate Park. One in Central Park. Fence them up, and then just deposit them there. Build an immigration courthouse outside each one and call it a day.

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