UPDATED 7:20 AM PT — Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Border agents are directly releasing illegal immigrants into the U.S., because they do not have enough resources to detain them.
Authorities are now bussing migrants apprehended at the border to cities that are hundreds of miles inland. Some of those cities include Albuquerque, San Antonio, and Phoenix.
The migrants are left in the care of local churches and relief organizations as loopholes in immigration law make it nearly impossible to deport them.
President Trump is calling on Congress to eliminate these loopholes. Otherwise, the Commander and Chief may close down the southern border entirely.
Congress must get together and immediately eliminate the loopholes at the Border! If no action, Border, or large sections of Border, will close. This is a National Emergency!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 3, 2019
Roughly 100,000 illegal immigrants were caught crossing the border in March, which is the highest level in more than a decade.