I’m live reported from the parking lot of St Joseph’s Church in Fontana, CA. This is where 40 South American illegals are being prepared for release and more DHS buses are expected to arrive. How many more? Well, according to the head of the DHS, many, MANY more.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday that as many as 90,000 unaccompanied child migrants could cross the southwest border before the end of this fiscal year in September.
That will place a huge strain on immigration agencies which will badly need new money to get through the summer, Johnson says.
The 90,000 number—the highest yet given by the administration—is spelled out in written Senate testimony by Johnson as well as Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell, who must also deal with the border crisis.
“We are preparing for a scenario in which the number of unaccompanied children apprehended at the border could reach up to 90,000 by the end of fiscal 2014,” Johnson’s testimony reads, and he bluntly warns that without an infusion of new funds, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will run out of money in August.
Watch for more updates.