5200 troops. 23 apprehensions. In. ONE. Year.
In fiscal 2018, the average Border Patrol agent apprehended 23 migrants. All year.
9 of them would’ve been kids and family members, leaving 14 single adults, all year. One per agent, every 26 days.
And now, at great expense, 5,200 active-duty soldiers are headed to the border.
75% less migrants since 2000. Nearly 5X more Border Patrol agents since 1992. The buildup has happened already, and the migrant flow has ebbed. Adding soldiers is unnecessary.