Pro-Trump Group Estimates Over 66,000 Illegal Crossing Attempts At Border This Year

A pro-border security group has taken the humanitarian crisis at the border into its own hands in hopes of pushing Capitol Hill to secure border wall funding.

America First Policies began driving a truck around the Washington D.C. on Wednesday with a ticker which estimates the number of illegal crossing attempts per day.

According to the pro-Trump group, there have been over 66,000 so far this year and 1,809 per day.

The communication director for America First Policies weighed in on the push for border security saying, “Our ticker is a real-time reminder of the ticking time bomb happening at our border, and a wake-up call to Congress that the time has come, quite literally, to build the wall.”

The data is gathered based on information from U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The truck is expected to travel to and from the Capitol building and the White House for the next week.

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