The American people wholeheartedly agree that there is a crisis at our southern border, yet Democrats have refused to act.
Here are some recent numbers that demonstrate why this humanitarian crisis must be addressed immediately.
50 – days since President Trump requested emergency funding to address the crisis at our southern border.
2 – requests The New York Times editorial board made for Congress to fix the humanitarian crisis.
- 06/09/19: “When Will Congress Get Serious About the Suffering at the Border?“
- 05/05/19: “Congress, Give Trump His Border Money“
17 – times that Democrats have blocked the resources to address the crisis in just the last month.
- 12 times Democrats denied unanimous consent requests to bring up the aid.
- 5 times Democrats blocked a motion that would have allowed the House to address the crisis.
1,000 – migrants apprehended at our southern border in a single group on May 29th, a new record that more than doubles the previous record set two days before that.
56,000 – unaccompanied children apprehended by Customs & Border Protection just this fiscal year, a 74% increase from the year before.
144,000 – total apprehensions just in the month of May, the highest in 13 years.
1,000,000 – number of migrants Customs & Border Protection is on pace to apprehend this fiscal year.