Jeh Johnson served as head of the Department of Homeland Security in the Obama administration.
What’s weird is that he agrees with President Trump on one very big issue.
According to Johnson (and conservatives all over the country), there is a crisis at the southern border.
From Free Beacon:
President Barack Obama’s Department of Homeland Security secretary Jeh Johnson said “we are truly in a crisis” at the border during an appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Thursday.When I was in office in Kirstjen Nielsen’s job, at her desk, I’d get to work around 6:30 in the morning and there’d be my intelligence book sitting on my desk, the PDB, and also the apprehension numbers from the day before,” Johnson said. “And I’d look at them every morning, it’d be the first thing I’d look at. And I probably got too close to the problem, and my staff will tell you if it was under 1,000 apprehensions the day before that was a relatively good number, and if it was above 1,000 it was a relatively bad number, and I was gonna be in a bad mood the whole day.”
On Tuesday, there were 4,000 apprehensions. I know that a thousand overwhelms the system. I cannot begin to imagine what 4,000 a day looks like, so we are truly in a crisis,” Johnson continued.
It appears a new migrant caravan has formed and they are heading straight for the southern border.
A caravan of some 1,200 migrants from Central America and Cuba began moving towards the U.S. border from southern Mexico this weekend, migration authorities said on Sunday.
The National Migration Institute said the migrants were already inside Mexico when they opted to form a caravan in the southern city of Tapachula on the border with Guatemala.
Daily Wire has more:
The development is likely to do little to ease tensions over the Trump Administration’s immigration policies, or between the United States and Mexico. The latter pledged several months ago to do all it could to intercept migrant caravans before they made it too far through the country, offering migrants headed to the United States temporary asylum within Mexico and accelerated access to work permits and the Mexican immigration system.
The strategies haven’t worked, though, and migrant caravans continue to push through Mexico to the United States, worsening a growing problem on the border, and crowding Mexican border towns with illegal immigrants in line to declare asylum at Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico border checkpoints.
News of this latest caravan comes the same day as the Department of Homeland Security reports a new surge in illegal immigrant arrivals at the U.S.-Mexico border — an astounding peak of more than 20,000 illegal immigrant apprehensions in the month of March so far.
Axios reports that the influx has been “driven by an influx of migrant families and unaccompanied children” (rather than mostly single, adult men looking for work, as it was a decade ago), mostly from Central America, and that, according to DHS officials, illegal alien interdiction has become so difficult, it’s almost as if there is no interdiction at all.
As if border patrol wasn’t already overwhelmed, right?
This is what happens when Democrats let the world know that America is borderless.
WATCH below and see a man stuffing his three-year-old kid under the wall: