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Sen. Jeff Sessions: Over 800,000 Illegal Border Crossings Last Year

Sen. Jeff Sessions: Over 800,000 Illegal Border Crossings Last Year

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By    |   Monday, 31 October 2016 02:56 PM

Sen. Jeff Sessions, R- Ala., issued a "critical alert" about a possibly historic amount of illegal border crossings over the past year.

"There is a crisis at our southwest border," Sessions claims, "one that in many ways exceeds the crisis we saw just two years ago, one that further undermines the integrity of our immigration system, but one that the most of the media has elected to ignore."

Sessions quotes Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, who said for every one illegal alien caught attempting to cross the border, one evades arrest.

According to the Department of Homeland Security, 408,870 illegal aliens were captured while attempting to cross the border in the 2016 fiscal year.

"The crisis at the southwest border highlights the simple fact that, without barriers to prevent the illegal entry of additional aliens, the brave men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol simply do not have enough personnel to detain and deport all illegal border-crossers," Sessions continued.

"In addition, millions come on temporary visas and large numbers do not return home as promised — with 527,127 overstaying their visas or periods of authorized stay in FY 2015 alone."

"The integrity of our immigration system and our national sovereignty require a real change in enforcement. The future of our nation depends on strong, secure borders, and a president willing to enforce our laws.

"Without a commitment to deport aliens who violate our immigration laws, we lose our ability to protect our communities from criminal aliens, terrorism, and cartel-related crime and violence," he added.

"One thing is clear, establishing a lawful system of immigration is absolutely doable. With strong leadership, these failed policies can be ended."

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