The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) plans to send hundreds of officers to the southern border to help the Department of Homeland Security escalate the immigration crisis, Fox News confirmed Wednesday.
"TSA, like all DHS components, supports the efforts of the DHS to address the humanitarian crisis and the Southwest Border Security crisis," a spokesman told Fox News. "TSA is soliciting volunteers to support these efforts while minimizing operational impact." a few hundred civil servants with a maximum of 400 volunteers, ranging from departmental lawyers to perhaps a few air marshals. CNN reported that the agency initially did not want to include uninformed airport screeners, but that some parts of the TSA are being asked to contribute around 1
The spokesman said that the deployment plan had not been finalized yet and that Americans should not worry that the deployment could compromise air safety because "at the time the deployment does not include any resources at the front line".
and reinforced President Trump's call for congressional action to remove loopholes in immigration law and provide funding to secure the border.
US Customs and Border Patrol claimed to have arrested or rejected more than 109,000 migrants attempting to cross the border. In April, the second month in a row, the figure was over 100,000, with an average of more than 3,000 concerns per day.
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Last month, Rodolfo Karisch, sector chief of the Rio Grande Valley, told Senate committee legislators that his sector was hit by an influx of caravan-sized migrants every week that hit the border cross.
is not an established crisis caused by those of us who live and work in the border area. Border Patrol continues to record a record number of people deliberately violating US immigration laws. We are exploited by gaps in our legal framework that undermine the rule of law, "he said.