More than 3,000 illegals caught in one day: DHS
By Stephen Dinan December 11, 2018
The government snared more than 3,000 immigrants who illegally attempting to cross into the U.S. in just one day last week, the Trump administration’s top border official told Congress on Tuesday, saying the situation qualifies as a full-blown “crisis.”
Between those and the children who came as part of families, that means more than 1,100 juveniles caught that day were forced to make a treacherous journey he said that often involves sexual abuse and other trauma.
“It is indeed both a border security and a humanitarian crisis,” he told the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The 3,029 people caught Dec. 3 is the highest one-day total in years, and he said at the current rate, the country would shatter last year’s record number of immigrant families who attempted to push their way into the country without permission.