DAILYKENN.com -- Fake news is often hidden in plain sight.
The bias of the far-left media is can be seen in its choice of words, for example.
"Illegal alien" is replaced with "migrant" while "drug dealers" and "human traffickers" is replaced with "families." The intent is to give us the impression that Ozzie and Harriet are swimming across the Rio Grande with David and Ricky in tow.
The truth is: Trump is making America great again. Our prosperity is a magnet for third-worlders. Many chose the legal path to citizenship. Criminals prefer to bypass the red tape and wade into the country illegally.
From lmtonline.com ▼
The number of Central American families arrested for entering the United States illegally surged again in August, according to a Trump administration official and Border Patrol agents in South Texas, an increase that comes as the president threatens a government shutdown to extract funding from Congress for a border wall.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is expected to publish the most recent border arrest totals this week, and the numbers will be used to gauge the effect of President Donald Trump's order halting the separation of migrant parents from their children.
Agents working in the Rio Grande Valley, the nation's busiest corridor for illegal crossings, say they've seen more families turn themselves in and ask for asylum in recent weeks, a potential indication that the policy reversal has encouraged more Central Americans to head north.
"They keep coming and coming," said one agent. "There were some really large groups. Any time you have to use buses to come and pick them up, that's not a good sign."
The agent and others spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to reporters.
An administration official briefed on the trend confirmed the increase, but the official said they had not seen August's final numbers.
Trump has treated the monthly arrest totals as a barometer for his administration's performance on immigration enforcement, and this year's increases have put him in a foul mood, angry that he cannot campaign on a record of tougher border security.
The president's focus on the numbers has converted the publication of a statistic that was once purview of academics and security analysts into a highly anticipated monthly event, akin to release of trade data or the unemployment rate.
Trump blew up at Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen in May after getting the prior month's report, ordering her to "close" the border, as arrests topped 50,000 for three consecutive months.
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