Minors Flooding Borders in Record Numbers Racing to Get in Before Nov. 8.

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Apparently, the word is spreading like wildfire: anyone south of the Mexican border who wants to get into the United States better do it now, in case Trump gets elected and starts building his highly-publicized but controversial wall. The number of illegal aliens, in particular unaccompanied minors from Central America, has now exceeded the total number of unaccompanied minors in the border crisis of 2014 altogether. In 2014, there were a total of 66,000 unaccompanied minors processed by the Border Patrol. This year, there were 54,000 processed just in August and September. We’re in the middle of an even bigger border crisis now, but because media bandwidth is consumed by the elections, it’s not receiving much attention. Who knows what kind of a mass exodus to expect between now and Nov. 8. But it’s clear one has already started. Since these unaccompanied minors are children with no parents, no documents, and no money, we will have to find more places to put them as we did in 2014. Texas can’t shoulder this burden by itself again. And this situation can’t continue—It is unsustainable. But for now, we must remember that the biggest contribution we can make towards solving this crisis is by electing the candidate on Nov. 8 who will come to the table with real solutions to the problem of illegal aliens.



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