There has been a surge of illegal immigrants crossing over the southern border, and the reasons are directly related to the proposed policies of both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Of particular concern is what illegals are telling border patrol agents about their reasons for trying to get into the country as quickly as possible.
One agent told CBS News that “The smugglers are telling them if Hillary [Clinton] gets elected, that there’ll be some sort of amnesty, that they need to get here by a certain date.”
The prospect of Hillary’s amnesty is, for obvious reasons, appealing to those crossing our borders illegally. As exciting as that prospect may be, the possibility that she doesn’t win is also driving illegal immigration – they want to get into the country before Trump’s wall ensures “nobody will ever get in again.”
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Via CBS News:
There has been a surge of immigrants illegally crossing into the United States leading up to next month’s presidential election.
CBS News reports dozens of immigrants have been streaming through the streets of McAllen, Texas, on a daily basis. They have been taken to a migrant center at Sacred Heart Catholic Church where they were released by Border Patrol, with ankle monitors, while they file for asylum.
Agent Chris Cabrera told CBS News that they’ve been seeing a spike in immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, thanks in part to the election.
“The smugglers are telling them if Hillary [Clinton] gets elected, that there’ll be some sort of amnesty, that they need to get here by a certain date,” Cabrera said. “They’re also being told that if [Donald] Trump gets elected, there’s going to be some magical wall that pops up overnight and once that wall gets up, nobody will ever get in again.”
Hillary has made it clear that should she win the presidency, she would expand President Obama’s amnesty to an even greater number of illegal immigrants. She has promised to propose legislation within her first 100 days as president – legislation that would include a route to citizenship.
The illegal immigrants seem to have gotten the word.
During a meeting with the National Border Patrol Council, Trump explained that the Democrats are “letting people pour into the country so they can go and vote.”
The election is directly raising those numbers.
Cross-posted at the Political Insider