Border Security Debate Continues As Migrants Wait at Border

Border security is top of mind for both president trump and congress as another migrant caravan made its way to a Texas port of entry.

Troops stand guard as a massive migrant caravan arrives at the border in Eagle Pass, Texas.

Nearly 2,000 people want to seek asylum and enter the United States through Eagle Pass, but U.S. Customs and Border Patrol says it can only process 16 to 20 people per day.

Texas governor Greg Abbott sent about 500 state troopers to the border and the pentagon moved about 250 military members to the eagle pass area.

Border security is a sticking point for congress and the president.

A funding deal needs to be reached by next Friday, before part of the government shuts down again.

Lawmakers are also looking into the trump administration’s zero tolerance illegal immigration policy, which forced thousands of migrant children from their families at the border.

Last year, the government said more than 2,700 children were taken from their parents at the border but this year, a Health and Human Services inspector general report found that number was wrong, and thousands more families were actually separated.


Source: NewsNet | Border Security Debate Continues As Migrants Wait at Border