'At the Breaking Point': Huge Spike of 76,000 Illegal Entries Overwhelms US Border System

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(Worthy News) - A new report from the border indicates a crisis many politicians refuse to believe. According to Customs and Border Protection, more than 76,000 migrants were able to cross the US-Mexico border illegally in February. The number is more than double the same period last year according to the Associated Press.

Many of the migrants are now coming in groups, often with more than 100 people per group entering in the past few months. Border officials say these large groups create opportunities for smugglers since border agents get distracted dealing with so many people at once.

Customs and Border Patrol Commissioner Kevin McAleenan says 66,000 arrests were made in February alone - that's the highest number since 2010.

During the 2018 fiscal year, border agents and officers seized 1.1 million pounds of marijuana, 282,570 pounds of cocaine, 6,552 pounds of heroin and 2,463 pounds of fentanyl. The AP reports the fentanyl seizures were up nearly 70 percent from the last budget year. [ Source: CBN News (Read More...) ]

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