As we reported last week, a looming Trump presidency has generated a surge in immigrants trying to cross the southern border of the United States.
From October 2015 to March of this year, the US Border Patrol apprehensions averaged 330 Central Americans a day, an increase of 100 percent over the same period a year earlier according to the Pew Research Center. The issue has even prompted Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to travel to Central America to remind everyone in person that the US border is not open.
“I am here today to send a message that our borders in the United States are not open to irregular migration” Johnson said.
Despite the nice speech from Jeh Johnson, family holding facilities are full on the southern border, and the need for supplies at places such as Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley has skyrocketed.
“It’s like 50, 60, 100, 200 backpacks that we need every day; 200, or 50 or 80 deodorants or shoes. Can you imagine coming up with 50, 60, 80 pairs of shoes every day? It’s amazing.” said Sister Norma Pimentel, director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on May 31, 2016.