Uncertainty Over Election Drives Illegal Border Surge

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Uncertainty Over Election Drives Illegal Border Surge 

Spurred on by fears of a Trump presidency, Border Patrol agent Chris Cabrera says that on some days, his sector of the border near McAllen, Texas, sees as many as 1,000 illegal aliens crossing into the U.S.

Cabrera says the illegal immigrants are being told that if Trump wins, there’s going to be some kind of magical wall that pops up overnight and nobody will be able to get in.  “The smugglers are telling them if Hillary [Clinton] gets elected, that there’ll be some sort of amnesty, that they need to get here by a certain date,” he added.

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) statistics confirm the influx.  Secretary Jeh Johnson recently revealed that the number of illegal border crossing apprehensions of family units from Central America and Mexico hit a new September record this year.

The number of people arriving at U.S. land borders and ports of entry to file asylum applications has soared dramatically in the last year, and is now about 10 times higher than it was in 2009, according to a new report by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS).  And data show that hardly any of the aliens approved for “credible fear” are determined to have legitimate asylum claims, according to available statistics from immigration courts.  CIS notes that between October 2014 and April 2016, only 5 percent of the 30,470 applications from El Salvador were approved; 9 percent of the 16,847 from Honduras; 8 percent of the 14,488 from Guatemala and only 2 percent of the 11,318 claims by Mexicans were approved.