April 10, 2021 | IFA Contributor
Multiple states are facing an unprecedented number of migrants from Mexico and Central America crossing the southern border. Texas, Arizona and New Mexico have seen a surge in illegal border crossing.
“Temporary holding facilities are now packed with young children, mothers, and teenagers while others are being forced to sleep outside. Unable to handle the massive and growing surge, federal officials have released more than 20,000 migrants into the United States. Many of these individuals have not been assigned a court date and will likely never be seen again,” according to Sen. Roger Wicker. He also said Border Patrol officers are now arresting upward of 6,000 migrants per day.
Border Patrol agents in Arizona are seeing the greatest increase of migrant families at the state’s border with Mexico. Illegal border crossings have also seen a surge in New Mexico where the halting of the unfinished border wall has left nearly a mile-long gap allowing migrants to easily cross from Mexico into the United States.
A new AP-NORC poll found that more Americans disapprove than approve of the Biden Administration’s handling of the border crisis. Go here to see the new poll.
Please pray for the safety of migrants coming to the border, especially unaccompanied children, and wisdom for the leaders of the southern states being affected.
On Thursday U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) joined IFA’s webcast to share a firsthand account of his recent tour of the Rio Grande with 18 of his Republican Senate colleagues. “The peak of the first (illegal border crossing) wave occurred in 2014. President Obama correctly called it a humanitarian crisis and his Homeland Security secretary said it was a “bad day” when apprehensions exceeded 1,000. This (most recent) third wave is routinely experiencing daily apprehensions over 4,000, with one day already exceeding 6,000,” stated Johnson.
The system is already completely overwhelmed, and the current crisis has only just begun. Johnson shared, “There is nothing humane about enacting policies that entice migrants to make a perilous journey, subjecting themselves to the depredations of human traffickers, sexual abuse, involuntary servitude and even death.” To hear more about Senator Johnson’s IFA’ interview about what he witnessed at the border please click here.
Please pray for Senator Ron Johnson and his efforts to bring to light the humanitarian crisis at the southern border.
Official March border apprehension numbers were just released, and they confirmed the border crisis is of record proportions. The CBP numbers show 172,331 taken into custody, the highest numbers in almost two decades. That includes 18,890 unaccompanied migrant children.
To download IFA’s Special Report on the border crisis, click here. Watch the recent IFA webcast featuring Senator Ron Johnson and former Trump official Lynn Johnson. Click here to watch. For more about Senator Johnson, visit his website.
Visit the new Pray for America’s Leaders website to pray for your leaders and those from all over the Nation! Pray with IFA every Tuesday and Thursday at 12:15 pm ET —IFApray.org/LIVE or (713) 775-7430.
(Camille Solberg, IFA Legislative Director. Picture credit: senronjohnson on Instagram.)