Illegal Border Crossings Back to Obama-Era Level

Build that wall.

The Washington Times is reporting a surge in illegal border crossings over the last month which is spiking the levels back to the days of President Obama, reversing early gains by the Trump administration’s crack down on immigration.

Crossings in November were up 12 percent from October. Border agents stopped almost 40,000 illegal aliens trying to gain entry from Mexico. That’s twice the amount recorded in the spring months. 

Making matters worse is the amount of families attempting to cross. As we’ve noted before, many pretend to be families in hopes that border agents are more lenient. But whether real or not, November saw a 45 percent surge in “families” and a 26 percent surge in unaccompanied minors.

As The Times notes, “The 39,006 people apprehended in November is still less than the previous two years, but is more than 2012, 2013 or 2014, signaling a return to Obama-era levels of illegal immigration on the border.”

And the border is getting more violent, too. In November, a border agent was killed and his partner seriously injured by illegal aliens who used rocks to bash the agents, according to the FBI. 

This “uptick,” as the U.S. Customs and Border Protection calls it, will likely call for renewed efforts in getting the wall built on the southern border. After the murder of the border agent, Trump said, “We will, and must, build the Wall!”