A remarkable video captured by a truck driver passing through a Texas checkpoint summarizes the sad situation on the border, as the influx of illegal immigrants continues to explode in number.
Trucker Travis Pope of Dayton, Texas, captured footage of a border patrol agent last week revealing utter frustration, as the crisis continues to swell.
As Pope approached the checkpoint, the agent greeted him and asked “how many people on board?”
“Me” Pope replied. The agent then routinely asked if Pope is a U.S. citizen, to which the trucker replied “Yeah, but does it really matter?”
“Not anymore, unfortunately.” replied the border agent before thanking Pope and allowing him on his way.
The response may have been so brutally honest owing to the fact that it was captured on I-CAM video glasses, meaning that the agent was most likely unaware he was being filmed.
It succinctly summarizes what the border patrol and people living on the borders are facing up to.
A leaked Customs and Border Protection report, details of which emerged this past weekend, provides some context. The document, leaked to Breitbart, notes that individuals from more than 75 countries have recently attempted to enter the U.S. over the borders.
The figures were compiled via the Office of Field Operations (OFO) and the Office of Border Patrol (OBP) and comprise anyone either turning themselves in at official U.S. points of entry, or anyone caught while being smuggled at the points of entry.
The figures obviously do not reflect those who have entered the country undetected, nor do they account for data from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which is unavailable at this time.
Countries from which detained immigrants came from include China, Syria, Albania, Pakistan, Egypt, Yemen, and Somalia.
Breitbart also reports that at least 71 individuals from the three nations affected by the current Ebola outbreak have either turned themselves in or been caught attempting to illegally enter the U.S. within the past half year.
Over the weekend, Republicans continued calls to begin impeachment proceedings against President Obama, should he use executive action to expand deferrals for illegal immigrants.
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) told reporters Sunday “I think Congress has to sit down and have a serious look at the rest of this Constitution and that includes that ‘I’ word that we don’t want to say.”
“I want to encourage the president, please don’t put America into a constitutional crisis, please don’t do that,” King added. “There’s too much at stake in this country to be decided that you can take over the Constitution and write it at will.”
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