“More than 1,000 immigrants were apprehended after illegally crossing the border near El Paso, Texas early Wednesday morning,” NBC News reports. “The group of 1,036 is the largest ever encountered by the Border Patrol; the previous record of 424 was set last month.”
New York Times: “The Trump administration was moving on its own to fortify the southwestern border with thousands of active-duty military troops. The number of deployed troops on the Mexican border was set to exceed the high of 5,900 reached around the November elections, as about 3,700 active-duty troops were being sent to assist with the Department of Homeland Security’s border patrol efforts. … Senior officers are voicing greater worries that the deployed troops are not conducting the training needed for their regular missions, while other military units must now pick up the routine duties on behalf of their deployed colleagues.”
On immigration GOP senators must fight the urge
To legislate an undocumented persons purge.
Now they want longer, higher fences
And more elaborate defenses,
And lots of patrollers for their new “border surge.”