Border agent: Just 6% of illegal aliens in one sector even claim asylum

The prevailing narrative about our border is that the surge in illegal immigration is dominated by Central American family units who instantly assert a “credible fear” of persecution and are immediately processed as asylum seekers and released into our interior with the faint hope that they will show up to a court hearing, where their claim will likely be turned down.

While it is likely that the perception of false asylum claims as the key to obtaining release into our country is what motivated this wave originally, it appears that few of them are even asserting a false credible fear at all. Yet, we are still processing them as if they are legitimate asylees instead of immediately placing them into expedited removal, as required by law.

On Monday, Carl Landrum, deputy chief patrol agent of the Yuma Sector, released a surprising piece of information on Fox News that fundamentally upends the public perception at the border, a fact that would even surprise most in government. “Only six percent of the people crossing the border are expressing a credible fear and requesting asylum,” said Agent Landrum, regarding the Yuma Sector specifically.

Yuma is one of the sectors where large family units from Central America cross almost daily. In the first six months of the current fiscal year, 24,198 individuals in family units have been apprehended in Yuma up from 6,487 in FY 2018.

Yuma is the third-hardest-hit sector, behind the Rio Grande Valley and El Paso sectors, so the fact that the deputy chief patrol agent said that only six percent of overall apprehensions in that sector are even expressing a credible fear is earth-shattering and has disturbing ramifications.

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