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Nielsen: ‘Illegal Immigration Is Simply Spiraling Out of Control’

Nielsen: ‘Illegal Immigration Is Simply Spiraling Out of Control’Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen on Wednesday warned lawmakers that the recent surge in illegal immigration at the southern border could overwhelm U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents if they are not provided additional resources.“In February, we saw a 30 percent jump over the previous month, with agents apprehending or encountering nearly 75,000 aliens,” Nielsen told the House Committee on Homeland Security. “This is an 80 percent increase over the same time last year. And I can report today that CBP is forecasting the problem will get even worse this spring as the weather warms up.”“We want to strengthen legal immigration and welcome more individuals through a merit-based system that enhances our economic vitality and the vibrancy of our diverse nation. We also will continue to uphold our humanitarian ideals,” she said. “But illegal immigration is simply spiraling out of control and threatening public safety and national security.”Nielsen's testimony came just hours after the Trump administration released a report that details a significant rise in the number of illegal immigrants being apprehended at the southern border. Since the beginning of the fiscal year, CPB has apprehended 268,000 such immigrants at the border, an average of nearly 2,000 per day and the highest rate since 2007.In addition to raising alarms about the general increase in attempted border crossings, Nielsen told lawmakers that an surge in unaccompanied children and family units arriving at the border poses its own unique problem, as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) lacks the resources to detain families together for long periods of time while they await their asylum hearings.“Over 60 percent of the current flow are family units and unaccompanied alien children, and 60 percent are non-Mexican,” she said, likely referencing the provision in U.S. immigration law that requires that asylum-seekers native to non-contiguous countries must be allowed to remain in the U.S. while their asylum applications are adjudicated.According to the data released Wednesday, the number of family units arriving at the border has increased 338 percent since the previous fiscal year while the number of unaccompanied minors rose by 58 percent.Nielsen spoke as Congress is preparing to pass legislation to block President Trump's declaration of a national emergency, which was designed to re-appropriate $ 5.7 billion in additional border-security funding for the construction of Trump's long-promised border wall. She warned lawmakers that if additional resources are not allocated, U.S. national security will be thoroughly compromised.“Our capacity is already severely strained, but these increases will overwhelm the system entirely,” Nielsen said. “This is not a ‘manufactured’ crisis. This is truly an emergency.”



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Illegal US border crossings swell to 76,000 in February

Illegal US border crossings swell to 76,000 in FebruaryThe number of undocumented immigrants stopped at the US border with Mexico soared to more than 76,000 in February, the highest monthly level in years, US Customs and Border Protection said Tuesday. The number of families and unaccompanied children also rose to nearly two-thirds of the total, often crossing in large groups and turning themselves in to authorities to request asylum, blunting the Trump administration’s tactics aimed at curbing the flow. It was also more than double the number of February 2018 and 3.2 times the number for February 2017, the first full month after President Donald Trump took office promising to take aim at illegal immigration.



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Trump administration warns of record illegal border crossings ahead of vote by Congress

Trump administration warns of record illegal border crossings ahead of vote by CongressThe Trump administration warned Republican lawmakers Tuesday about record numbers of illegal crossings at the southern border with Mexico as Congress appeared to be on the verge of terminating President Donald Trump’s declaration of an emergency there. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen visited the U.S. Capitol as the White House sought to discourage more Republican defections on the measure rebuking the president. Republican senators had a “spirited discussion” on the matter, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said.



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New solutions for the old problem of illegal massage parlors

New solutions for the old problem of illegal massage parlorsBOSTON (AP) — They're nestled amid bustling downtowns and tucked into nondescript strip malls across quiet suburbs. Brothels posing as massage parlors and Asian spas have been part of the American landscape for decades, hidden in plain sight.



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Trump accuses own deputy attorney general of 'planning illegal act' in early morning Twitter rant

Trump accuses own deputy attorney general of 'planning illegal act' in early morning Twitter rantDonald Trump has accused his own deputy attorney general of breaking the law in a series of early morning tweets railing against current and former law enforcement officials. Mr Trump lashed out on Twitter at former FBI director Andrew McCabe, whose new book details his concerns about potential foreign influence over the president, and current deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, who initiated special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. “Wow, so many lies by now disgraced acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe,” Mr Trump tweeted on Monday morning.



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Trump accuses own deputy attorney general of 'planning illegal act' in early morning Twitter rant

Trump accuses own deputy attorney general of 'planning illegal act' in early morning Twitter rantDonald Trump has accused his own deputy attorney general of breaking the law in a series of early morning tweets railing against current and former law enforcement officials. Mr Trump lashed out on Twitter at former FBI director Andrew McCabe, whose new book details his concerns about potential foreign influence over the president, and current deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, who initiated special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. “Wow, so many lies by now disgraced acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe,” Mr Trump tweeted on Monday morning.



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'Very Illegal Act.' Trump Lashes Out at FBI Officials Involved in Russia Probe

'Very Illegal Act.' Trump Lashes Out at FBI Officials Involved in Russia Probe'This was the illegal and treasonous 'insurance policy' in full action!'



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Man whose daughter was killed by an illegal immigrant hopes to meet with Nancy Pelosi about the border wall

Man whose daughter was killed by an illegal immigrant hopes to meet with Nancy Pelosi about the border wallDan Ferguson says he wants to show House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that Angel Moms and Dads are reasonable in their request for a border wall.



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A Fireball Erupted From an Illegal Pipeline Killing at Least 66 People in Mexico

A Fireball Erupted From an Illegal Pipeline Killing at Least 66 People in MexicoForensic experts attempted to separate and count charred heaps of corpses in central Mexico on Saturday after a massive fireball erupted at an illegal pipeline tap, killing at least 66 people.



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21 dead, 71 burned in fire at illegal tap on Mexico pipeline

21 dead, 71 burned in fire at illegal tap on Mexico pipelineMEXICO CITY (AP) — A huge fire exploded at a pipeline leaking fuel in central Mexico on Friday, killing at least 21 people and badly burning 71 others as locals were collecting the spilling gasoline in buckets and garbage cans, officials said.



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