There has been a marked increase in the number of nonwhite invaders pouring across the Mexican–U.S. border in the last few weeks.
Border guards say that the invaders are spurred on by the belief that they will be given amnesty if Hillary Clinton wins the presidential election.
According to a report in the New York CBS Local, “dozens” of invaders have been streaming through the streets of McAllen, Texas, on a daily basis.
“They have been taken to a migrant center at Sacred Heart Catholic Church where they were released by Border Patrol, with ankle monitors, while they file for asylum,” CBS said.
Border patrol agent Chris Cabrera told CBS News that they’ve been seeing a spike in immigrants crossing the U.S.–Mexico border illegally, thanks in part to the election.
“The smugglers are telling them if Hillary [Clinton] gets elected, that there’ll be some sort of amnesty, that they need to get here by a certain date,” Cabrera said.
“They’re also being told that if [Donald] Trump gets elected, there’s going to be some magical wall that pops up overnight and once that wall gets up, nobody will ever get in again.”
Cabrera also told CBS that they have been encountering up to 1,000 invaders per day along McAllen’s stretch of the border.
“We’re getting mass spikes of people crossing and turning themselves in,” he said.
Earlier this month, Trump said the U.S. government was speeding up the citizenship process for immigrants on the waiting list so they can vote.
“They’re letting people pour into the country so they can go and vote,” Trump said during a meeting with the National Border Patrol Council.
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has promised to propose immigration legislation in her first 100 days as president that would include a “route to citizenship.”
Trump opposes any pathway to legal status for invaders in the U.S. illegally. They would have to return to their home countries and apply for legal entry should they wish to come back.
He has not said what would happen to those who choose to stay, but said they are subject to deportation. Trump has also called for an end to “birthright citizenship,” currently granted to anyone born in the U.S.