More than a half million people tried to illegally cross the US southwest border in FY2018

More than a half million people tried to illegally cross the US southwest border in FY2018. By Will Racke.

A total of 521,090 people were either arrested or deemed inadmissible at U.S. ports of entry along the border, according to Customs and Border Protection figures released Tuesday. That compares to 415,517 in fiscal year 2017, a year that saw historically low levels of illegal immigration in the months after President Donald Trump assumed office.

Since then, however, illegal immigration has risen to levels seen during the second Obama administration. The rebound is due in large part to a stunning spike in attempted crossings by so-called “family units,” nearly all of which are from three Central American countries — Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

The Trump administration has attributed the surge to loopholes in immigration law that prevent the government from holding adults and their children in detention together while their cases are heard in immigration court.

Scott:

But the left tell us that the USA is a racist, homophobic, xenophobic, white, colonial, imperial, enslaving patriarchy.
Why don’t we advertise this on CNN, and maybe these 1,000,000 people since Trump was elected will stop coming?

hat-tip Scott of the Pacific