Former acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Tom Homan, a Fox News contributor, said Tuesday that the situation at the southern border “is a crisis I've never seen before at this level.”
He added, “I know we have CBP (U.S. Customs and Border Protection) observers and advisers down there along with ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), I just want to see what the result of this is and what the long-term implications are.”
Homan also told “America’s Newsroom” that according to figures released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in the Rio Grande Valley sector, more than 164,000 people were apprehended so far this fiscal year, which surpasses the total number of apprehensions in 2018.
Also, on average, border patrol agents reportedly arrest more than 1100 people per day.
“When I was a border patrol agent, I caught the same alien three or four times in one shift.