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BUILD IT: Homeland Secretary Says Border Crisis “Will Get Even Worse”


In harrowing testimony before the House Committee on Homeland Security, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen warned lawmakers that not only were we experiencing an emergency crisis at the border, but that Customs and Border Patrol had every reason to believe that things would get worse before they got better.

“In February, we saw a 30 percent jump over the previous month, with agents apprehending or encountering nearly 75,000 aliens,” Nielsen testified. “This is an 80 percent increase over the same time last year. And I can report today that CBP is forecasting the problem will get even worse this spring as the weather warms up.

“We want to strengthen legal immigration and welcome more individuals through a merit-based system that enhances our economic vitality and the vibrancy of our diverse nation. We also will continue to uphold our humanitarian ideals,” she continued. “But illegal immigration is simply spiraling out of control and threatening public safety and national security.”

Nielsen’s testimony comes at a time when lawmakers are set to pass a stunning rebuke against President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency that would have allowed him to begin building the wall with Pentagon funds. Democrats have opposed the declaration as a matter of course, but it is thought that they may have enough Republican votes in the Senate to actually pass the resolution on to the president’s desk. There, it will be quickly vetoed, but there’s no question that the congressional smackdown will be a political blow for Trump. It may also make it more difficult for his declaration to survive court challenges.

Nielsen, though, was determined to impress upon Congress how important it is for them to take border security seriously.

“We face a crisis — a real, serious, and sustained crisis at our borders. We have tens of thousands of illegal aliens arriving at our doorstep every month. We have drugs, criminals, and violence spilling into our country every week,” she said. “This is not a ‘manufactured’ crisis. This is truly an emergency.”

Alas, don’t expect Democrats to care.

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  1. DEMOCRATES WE KNOW ARE AGAINST THE WALL, BUT REPUBLICANS BETTER STAND BEHIND THIS PRESIDENT OR ALOT OF THEM WILL BE OUT THE DOORS AS SOON AS WE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE THE CHANCE TO GET RID OF THEM, AMERICANS ARE REALLY SICK OF THE GRID LOCK IN CONGRESS. HELP TRUMP BIULD THE DARN WALL, REPUBLICANS !!!!

    • This should been done last year but Democratic try stop it , now they face Biggest crisis in Americans history it’s going get worse now and many more years down road. Time pass this bill and Finish the Wall Now. Thank You. We Americans people don’t know if doing drugs and other issues going get very bad. Now and in near future. Wish all Democratic play games. Time pass bill and Finish Wall . Let’s keep all Americans people safe not hurt them. It’s truth. Be more dangerous in near future. Let’s stop all Democratic now. Let’s show all Americans what freedom in United States. No more drugs or crimes and others issues. Be more Americans people die on streets and others places. Time we Americans People have to stand up for Mr. President Trump every step way in 2020.

  2. Nielsen is just as incompetent as some others that trump appointed. Does not know how many children are in prison and separated from their parents. No policy intact to do this. A good administrator would know how many, just count the meals served daily, count clothing, count medical assistance. Add up the daily cost of keeping them in prison. Millions are spent and millions are paid to trump’s friends that run private prisons. United Nations should delve into human rights violations.

    • You’re a moron! You didn’t care when Obama the pos separated families but you care now right? You liberals are such hypocrites Obama’s people didn’t know either. They need to build the wall and care more about Americans than this illegal trash coming across the border. Democrats were in charge for 8 years and none of them did anything to fix this mess but now everything is Trump’s fault? You’re a tool!!!!!!!

    • WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?HAVE YOU REALLY SEEN ALL/OPEN YOUR EYE,S LISTEN NOT TO ONE BUT TO ALL WORK THE FIELD SUCH AS HOMELAND SECURITY LETTING ILLEGAL.S IN IS WRONG IF THEY DON,T GO TO PORT OF ENTRY,IT SEEMS ALL DEMORATS WANT IS THEIR VOTE THE ILLEGAL,S THEN THEY ARE HOME LESS TOO OUT ON THE STREET YOU THE TAX PAYER IS FOOTING THE BILL.

      • The Democrats have already submitted a bill to allow illegals to vote. How much clearer can they be? If nothing else block the Border with the bodies of illegals and democrats, stack them high.

    • Who cares about that mess. Those people do NOT BELONG IN OUR COUNTRY…PERIOD!! Those idiot parents who drug their young children across a thousand miles are the ones responsible for what the kids are going through — NOT America, nor P.T.

      AMERICA is NOT A BABYSITTING SERVICE!! WE DID NOT ASK FOR THOSE PARENTS TO BREAK OUR LAWS…THEY DID THAT ALL BY THEMSELVES. WHAT HAPPENS TO THEIR KIDS IS “ON THEM”, NOT ON THE U.S. Next time maybe the parents will be smarter than to try to sneak into our country instead of doing it the right way.

      AMERICANS HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF THIS CRAP. THE ILLEGALS ARE NOT THE VICTIMS HERE, AMERICA IS. GET YOUR HEAD ON STRAIGHT BEFORE PUTTING BLAME ON ANYONE BUT THE ILLEGAL PARENTS…THEY ARE THE ONES TO BLAME, NO ONE ELSE.
      ANY OTHER HUMANITARIAN ISSUES ARE OFF THE TABLE BECAUSE THESE PEOPLE INVADED OUR COUNTRY, WE DIDN’T INVADE THEIRS. SO DON’T MAKE THREATS ABOUT SOMETHING YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT — IT MAKES YOU LOOK LIKE THE FOOL!!

    • Hey Tony tippie toes! You are a WebTroll!! Go flap your jaws some place else. No one cares about your trashy comments that sound like a whining democrat. Take your noise and invade a Leftist website where you fit in — you are just here to aggravate and tick off people, NOT to bring good discussion. So TAKE A HIKE TONY!! You are done here!

    • LOOK DUDE! Americans know these massive invasions are organized crime!! Tens of thousands of foreigners ALL AT ONCE is an attack on our national sovereignty. Overwhelming. Destabilizing. YES, I said that word: SOVEREIGNTY! We still believe in it. America has always been the absolute most loving, caring country IN. THE. WORLD! But “Open Borders” is not our game!

  3. well i would have asked congress , just who do yous represent , americans or illegals , because it looks to me like you care more about the illegals then americans , why don’t yous let these illegals move into your fancy mansions

  4. If you loons think we need illegals to pick crops you are crazy. If no citizen wants to do it then the farmers will stop planting and we can buy the food from the country where the illegals came from. Problem solved – we pay them for the food and they stay there and earn a living. They don’t become a drag on us and the rest of us don’t have to pay for them to have a US standard of living. We don’t owe the world anything, we already contribute more than any other nation to causes all over the world, if people want to come here they need to add value to our way of life, not take away from it.

  5. It is right in our faces. The Democrats obviously care more about ILLEGAL ALIENS than they do about American citizens! Otherwise, the wall would have been approved by now and well on its way to being completed. Hey, you Democrats out there….., “Are you really going to vote these idiots back into office again?” They do not care about you, just your vote. They think you are stupid and if you keep voting for their sick agenda, i.e., illegal immigration, abortion and/or murdering a baby after it survives a live birth, higher taxes, legalizing illegal immigrants to vote, giving illegal immigrants Social Security benefits, free health care, lodging and food, all on taxpayers’ dime and the list goes on and on……., then you are exactly that……, STUPID!!

  6. MEANWHILE socialist democrats are arguing that an open border welfare state costing taxpayers 100’s of billions of dollars a year to educate, feed, house, and provide medical care for untold numbers of uneducated, unskilled, foreigners who are illegally swarming into our cities unchecked and unmonitored, who are trafficking drugs, operating gangs, involved in human trafficking, committing violent crimes, intentionally circumventing our immigration process, reintroducing diseases this country has not seen in decades, filling our prisons, jamming our courts, draining our coffers, influencing our elections, and exploiting their own children to get it done doesn’t rise to the level of a National Emergency. And it’s all because Democrats need the votes associated with an electorate of poor, uneducated, unskilled government dependents, and because building a border wall is Trump’s signature campaign promise and by stopping it they hope to alienate him from his supporters and take the oval office back in. Last month alone 76,000 illegal aliens crossed our border and if this continues the cost of supporting illegal aliens goes up when spending 10 billion to build a wall.

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