President Trump should declare human traffickers terrorist organizations and deal with accordingly as southern border crisis escalates

April 15, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to the latest data from Custom and Border Patrol showing 103,492 apprehensions on the southern border in March:

“No rational person can still doubt that there is a crisis at the southern border with over 103,000 apprehensions in March alone, the highest in a decade. This is a crisis the President anticipated with requests for funding for the wall and meeting humanitarian needs at the border, a request that Congressional Democrats largely rejected and shut down the government for 35 days to protest. The problem is now so severe that the President should simply declare the human trafficking cartels who are profiteering off the illegal immigration surge to be terrorist organizations and treated accordingly. The costs to both the American taxpayer and to those who depend upon our nation’s generous social safety net is unacceptable, but what’s worse is it is now endangering our national security, and those in Mexico who are facilitating the trafficking need to be dealt with the full force of the law.”

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