CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan says we've arrived at the breaking point for the US immigration system. He calls it an unprecedented humanitarian crisis - all along the border.
According to the Albuquerque Journal, "Hundreds of officers who usually screen cargo and vehicles at ports of entry were reassigned to help manage migrants."
Just stop and think about what that means for cargo and vehicle screening.
And think about what it means to have screeners assigned to caring for children and families.
The system is overwhelmed and broken.
We have to be willing to listen to what people like McAleenan are telling us...
But look at the first comments to this PBS video, it's clear a lot of Americans are in denial about what's happening.
Even the Bar Association is sounding the alarm.
All of this smacks of the Cloward-Piven strategy.
Pete's Prep: Thursday, April 4, 2019
- The NC Sheriff's Association opposes a bill to force sheriffs to honor detainer requests from ICE. The bill passed the NC House yesterday, although its prospects in the Senate are not clear.
- From the Citizen-Times: "Asheville police arrested a man with 0.85 grams of fentanyl — enough to kill 425 adults, according to the US Drug Enforcement Agency."
- WRAL reports: "A bill to block changes to the state employee health insurance plan, which would have hit hospital bottom lines around the state, cleared the House on a bipartisan vote Wednesday. House Bill 184 was filed to stop State Treasurer Dale Folwell and the board that oversees the State Health Plan from moving away from secret payment agreements between hospitals and the plan's administrator, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, to set payments for procedures."
- You can hear my interview with Treasurer Folwell here.