Undocumented immigrants, particularly minors from Mexico, have been apprehended crossing the southern border of the United States at an alarming level, recent statistics from Border Patrol reveal. Almost 5,000 unaccompanied minors were caught in October and nearly 3,000 have been apprehended in the first half of this month. The Washington Times says this demonstrates that the careless US attitude toward border enforcement has been noticed by would-be immigrants and smuggling cartels alike.
“The greatest existential threat to this nation right now is this administration’s open-border policy,” says California representative Duncan Hunter. “This is no longer about immigration, it’s about the president and DHS keeping open the corridors on the southern border that are accessible to anyone in the world.”
Hunter added that the United States is capable of defending itself against the navy of another nation, military invasion and missile threats; however, the real current threat is Obama’s policy of allowing anybody into the country as a refugee or student.
The Washington Times also says that concern over the southern border is increasing, with the fear of terrorist attacks growing following the recent events in Paris. The paper has reported that around 25,000 undocumented immigrants from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador have been apprehended trying to cross the border since the beginning of the new fiscal year on October 1st, which is an increase of 58%. Earlier in 2015 government officials claimed to be optimistic about stopping the flood of immigrants coming over the border.