“Family Units” Entering U.S. Via Mexico Doubles, Unaccompanied Minors Up 52%
While the nation is absorbed with presidential election theatrics, the Obama administration continues letting huge amounts of illegal immigrants to pour in through the southern border and the latest figures released by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are incredibly chilling. The number of family units apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol in the first 11 months of fiscal year 2016 nearly doubled from the previous year, according to updated information released by the agency. The majority of these illegal border crossers will remain in the country under Obama’s special refugee and family reunification programs.
Fiscal years run from October through August and the latest available government stats show a 97% increase in the number of illegal immigrant family units this fiscal year compared to the same period in 2015. Family units are described as containing a child under 18 with a parent or legal guardian. Minors, classified as Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC), are also entering in droves, the DHS numbers reveal, with a 52% increase in apprehensions this fiscal year compared to 2015. In recent years the Obama administration has allowed tens of thousands of UACs, mostly from Central America, remain in the U.S. after crossing the Mexican border. – READ MORE