(Breitbart) On Friday, the Department of Homeland Security conceded that requests for asylum in the United States along the border between the United States and Mexico have more than doubled over the last three years.

The federal government released the numbers after Breitbart News reporter Lee Stranahan reported last week that immigrants were using specific “code words” that allowed them entry into the United States in order to possibly overwhelm the country’s immigration system.

According to Stranahan’s report, nearly 200 people on August 5th gained entry into the United States by using the same phrase, telling officials at the border they had a “credible fear” of of drug cartels.

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