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Today the Washington Post reports that Democrats are struggling with a political dilemma over immigration. On the one hand, they are eager to deny the Trump administration’s claims that there is a crisis at the border. On the other hand, it’s becoming increasingly obvious that there is, in fact, a crisis at the border.
In their fight, Democrats have pressed administration officials to acknowledge there is no emergency. During a Senate oversight hearing this month, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) asserted that border crossings “are still at a historic low compared to other times in our nation’s history.”
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“No, Senator, they’re not,” CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan responded. “We’re on pace for over 700,000 crossings this year — that’s closer to historic highs than historic lows.”
“I’m concerned about the lack of factual grounding in our political debate,” said one senior U.S. official whose career has spanned multiple administrations. Democrats are “starting to not even believe data created by professionals,” the official added, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive internal operations.
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The Party of Science™ seems to be struggling with math. Maybe they missed the recent report in the Washington Post which described how smugglers have come up with a new system to bus people from Central America to the border in just a few days. U.S. officials call it the “conveyor belt.” They may want to look into it.
But even as Democrats are ignoring or downplaying what is happening, the Border Patrol is still dealing with thousands of people arriving each week. Yesterday the Los Angeles Times reported hundreds of migrants were released in the past two days because...
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