The Gang of 8′s immigration bill hasn’t passed yet, thankfully, but it’s already spurring a huge influx of illegal border crossings. According to Stand with Arizona, the number has tripled since amnesty talks have heated up.
For months, Stand With Arizona has been reporting (most recently here, here and here) on themassive increase in border crossings since Obama and the ‘Gang of Eight’ started promising amnesty for millions of illegal aliens.
And I have been interviewed by two dozen media outlets from the Washington Post and L.A. Times to CNN and even FoxNews. Each time I begged them to report the truth about what border agents were telling me – that a tidal wave of new alien arrivals was overwhelming agents and ranchers– especially in Texas.
We showed them emails and faxes, even one handwritten note from a border agent with the numbers. We even told them how DHS stopped releasing monthly statistics on apprehensions after the border crossing spike became known.
The national media ignored the evidence for 9 weeks – until now.
One of the reporters we spoke to, Anna Werner, from CBS News, is now reporting that arrests of illegal aliens crossing into the United States have nearly tripled in recent months in anticipation of the ‘Gang of Eight’ amnesty. To her credit, Werner spoke to border agents to verify the numbers we showed her back in March, and presented them on the CBS Evening News (video link).
In March, 7,500 illegals were arrested in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, which includes McAllen, CBS quoted agent Chris Cabrera as reporting. That’s up from 2,800 in January. And that January number itself is up 200% over 2012. In February, nearly 4,800 illegals were arrested in the Rio Grande.
Oh, and if Republicans think they could win elections if only they increase their share of the Hispanic vote, they can think again.
H/T Doug Ross