Border Patrol Cheif Carla Provost has been a driving force to push lawmakers to get off of their hands and act of the rosing border crisis. She has challenged Dems to come to the border and see what her men and women go through every day. Because Dems have continued to ignore her, Provost was forced to step it up a notch and inform the public what this lack of response is doing at the border.
Previously, Provost pled with lawmakers directly before taking her fight to the public:
“As our adversaries are increasingly sophisticated we must invest in an upgraded border wall system to keep pace against the threat,” Provost said to senators at a hearing for the subcommittee on border security.
She repeated herself to The Hill’s reporters:
“We already have many miles, over 600 miles of barrier along the border. I have been in locations where there was no barrier, and then I was there when we put it up. It certainly helps. It’s not a be all end all. It’s a part of a system. We need the technology, we need that infrastructure,” she added in the interview that aired Thursday.
Want to talk over-worked and out-manned? Check out what Fox News reported:
In the figures released by immigration officials, 109,144 people were encountered trying to enter the U.S. illegally last month. Of those trying to cross, 58,474 were with families, and 8,897 were unaccompanied children.
Another 31,606 were single adults, according to border patrol numbers. Of the nearly 110,000, 10,167 people were turned away at ports of entry, as they were deemed “inadmissible” by immigration authorities.
Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost told senators on Wednesday that apprehension numbers were “off the charts,” and she’s had to divert agents to care for children.
Provost said that shifting resources elsewhere won’t address the crisis. She added she’s worried about drugs and other contraband that’s getting through as resources are shifting to caring for children.