Steve Bannon’s War Room: Pandemic, hosted by former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, recently highlighted the issue of illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border. According to the latest figures from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), there were more than 340,000 illegal entries at the border in October 2020 alone. This is the highest number of illegal entries since 2006.
The surge in illegal immigration has been driven by a number of factors, including poverty, violence, and a lack of economic opportunities in Central America. The COVID-19 pandemic has also exacerbated the situation, as many migrants are fleeing the virus’s economic toll in their home countries.
During the War Room: Pandemic episode, Bannon discussed the issue with CBP officials, who outlined the challenges the agency is facing in dealing with the influx of illegal immigrants. They noted that while the number of illegal entries has increased, the number of people successfully crossing the border has decreased. This is due to increased security and enforcement measures, such as the construction of the border wall and the deployment of additional personnel to the region.
Bannon also discussed the need for comprehensive immigration reform, which would address the root causes of illegal immigration and provide a pathway to legal status for those already in the U.S. He argued that the current system is broken and must be fixed in order to ensure the safety and security of both the U.S. and its southern neighbors.
The situation at the border is a complex one, and it will take a multi-pronged approach to address it. It is clear that more must be done to ensure that the U.S. is able to protect its borders while also providing a safe and secure environment for those seeking a better life in the U.S.