As reported to Fox news, there has been a huge influx of asylum seekers coming to the U.S. So much so that the border crossings have to shut down periodically to handle the influx.

Officials are left wondering what the cause is behind this increase. Apparently someone has told the asylum seekers that they can gain access to the U.S. by saying a few key words. All they have to do is say they are seeking asylum due to a “credible fear of the drug cartels.” While their is a war going on between the cartels in Mexico, this increase goes above and beyond the normal requests.

“This clearly has to have been orchestrated by somebody,” said former U.S. Attorney for Southern CA. Peter Nunez. “It’s beyond belief that dozens or hundreds or thousands of people would simultaneously decide that hey should go to the U.S. and make this claim.”

Sources according to Fox News, say that one day last week, 200 border crossers came through the Otay Mesa Port of Entry claiming asylum while as many as 500 overflowed inside the processing center there and in nearby San Ysidro.

“People sleeping sleeping on the floors, there was no where to put them.” said one source, a long time border agent and supervisor. “This shouldn’t be Happening. Unless there is an immediate and well publicized policy change, this situation will become another debacle.”

There are so many asylum seekers coming in that ICE has been forced to put families up in a hotel in San Diego. ICE has secured the second floor of this un-named hotel. There are armed agents guarding the doors. As they are processed a court date is set then they are released to an address provided by the asylum seekers. Some the the addresses are as far away as NY and FL. Others are in TX and CA. One ICE agent confided that almost all addresses are fake and they know it. Once the court date arrives, if they don’t show, the court tries them in absentia and issues a bench warrant for their arrest.