The United States Border Patrol has been busy as 2019 is coming to a close.
In October, Border Patrol agents have arrested 55 gang members.
Those caught include members of the Paisas, Sureños, MS-13, Latin Kings, and 18th Street gangs.
In October, just starting the new fiscal year, Border Patrol agents have already arrested 55 gang members. They are affiliated with, among others:
▫️ Latin Kings
— USBPChief (@USBPChief) November 21, 2019
Such arrests demonstrate how urgent tackling the matter of border security reform is.
According to a previous BLP report, border apprehensions have actually fallen since the 1990s.
In 1998, U.S. Customs and Border Protection apprehended 1,516,680 immigrants, while in 2018, 398,579 were apprehended.
This is the product of a political class that no longer cares about defending the U.S.’s national sovereignty.
The election of Donald Trump has brought immigration at the forefront of political discussion.
However, establishment Republicans under the congressional leadership of Paul Ryan in the first two years of Trump’s presidency and a corrupt immigration bureaucracy have stymied immigration reform so far.
Further, a divided Congress ensures that Democrats will roadblock any meaningful immigration overhauls in the near future.
A strong Republican performance in 2020 is ultimately needed for President Trump’s nationalist border agenda to be implemented.
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