Former Obama administration officials publicly agree with President Trump's assessment that there is a crisis on the southern border – even though some Democrats dwarf the situation and oppose the proclamation of Trump for national emergency
in turn, a debate is fueled in Washington, which is getting warmer than the day, as the president is considering rigid measures like closing the border. During a conference call Tuesday with reporters, Interior Security officials said: "The system is in flames."
Obama-Era Chief Executive Jay Johnson says there is a "crisis" at the southern border
Barack Obama's highest immigration officials
"By definition, anyone with any measure at the moment we have a crisis on our southern border, "said former Secretary of the Homeland Security, JJ Johnson for" Cavuto LIVE "on Saturday. Last week there were 4,000 concerns in just one day, and on our southern border this month we are on the brink of 1
"This is a far greater number of everything I saw on my watch in my three. He was declared a national emergency at the border in February shortly after Congress refused to provide him with more than $ 5 billion that he had requested for a wall on the southern border. The aim of the declaration is to release 3.6 billion dollars of funding barriers at the border. Democrats and some Republicans opposed Trump's declaration and passed a law blocking the decision – subsequently vetoing the president.
Parliament Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Californie, called Trump's "unlawful" announcement and said he was made "as a result of a crisis that does not exist. "Trump announces a national emergency to circumnavigate Congress to build a wall we do not need to deal with a crisis that does not exist, claiming he has no power," said the Chairman of the Committee Adam Schiff, D-Calif. – Since February
But since then, the situation has deteriorated and the administration has repeatedly retained statistics that highlight their growing humanitarian and security crises. on the border. Officials on Tuesday described "melting the entire system".
According to customs and border protection, more than 76,000 migrants were detained in February, marking the highest number of detainees in 12 years. This figure includes more than 7,000 unaccompanied children. More than 36,000 migrant families arrived in the El Paso area in the fiscal year 2019, compared to about 2000 at the same time last year, according to CBP
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Mark Morgan, who serves as the head of the Obama administration's border patrol, also wrote in a voice for Fox News that "the deep historical analysis clearly shows that we are experiencing a crisis greater than we have lately. "
" The whole immigration system is overwhelmed, "he writes. "They are not at the point of refraction, they go through it.Border Patrol resources are withdrawing from the front lines to deal with the unprecedented humanitarian crisis while cartels continue to use our open borders, increasing the threat to our country."  Johnson said he believed there was a bipartisan way to resolve the impasse between the White House and Congress and a chance to reach a common ground – but Trump should not try to bypass Congress
"There are ways to do this, and you are doing your own case "We have answers to this problem, and if we can eliminate politics and emotion, they can do it through conventional reprogramming and get the necessary resources to cope with the crisis," he said. to reach them. "
Trump said last week he would close the border if Mexico did not" stop the growth immediately. "The administration also vowed to cut direct aids for El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala – the home of many of the recent migrants .
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These actions followed US comments Commissioner for Customs and Border Protection Kevin McAlean, who said last week that the border was at the "break point" and that there was no enough agents to respond to the flow of illegal immigrants crossing the US-Mexico border. This week our border has arrived, "McCalein said during a visit to El Paso, Texas. "CBP is facing an unprecedented crisis of humanitarian and border security across our southwest border." Fox News – Jake Gibson, Brooke Singman and John Roberts and Associated Press contributed to this report.