DETAILS: Border Apprehensions Are Skyrocketing Like They Did in 2014
The number of illegal immigrants crossing over the Mexican border into the U.S. has skyrocketed, according to new data.
The numbers from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reveal a recent surge in child migration, nearly on par with 2014, when a wave of unaccompanied children arrived at the southern border.
William La Jeunesse reported on "America's Newsroom" that there has also been a huge jump in the number of families crossing the border, based on the number of apprehensions reported by CBP.
La Jeunesse said that much of this is being driven by rhetoric from both the Democratic and Republican presidential frontrunners.
He explained if potential undocumented immigrants believe Donald Trump's tough talk about building a "big, beautiful wall," then they want to rush to get to the U.S. before Trump could win the election and make that a reality.
If they believe Hillary Clinton's talk about allowing undocumented immigrants to stay, they still want to rush to get to the U.S., in order to be included in any mass immigration reform bill that she would enact upon taking office.
La Jeunesse added that the U.S. courts have a backlog of 800,000 illegal immigrant cases, which means those who are apprehended are given five years to live and work in the U.S. before their case ever hits the courtroom.
Watch La Jeunesse's full report above.