Illegal Border Crossings Hit 21-Year High
First they ignored it, then they pretended it was seasonal, and then they ignored it some more.
It’s so obvious that the Biden Administration has no strategy to combat the border crisis whatsoever that even the Washington Post admitted as much. As they sit idly by, the crisis continues to worsen, with the latest numbers indicating illegal border crossings increased 13% from the month prior and hit a 21-year high.
Back in March, border crossings were “only” at 15-year highs.
According to Fox News:
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced that more than 212,000 migrants were encountered in July – the latest consecutive month in which border numbers have skyrocketed under the Biden administration and another serious blow to the White House’s border strategy.
Mayorkas, in a visit to the border in Texas, said that 212,672 migrants were encountered at the southern border in July, a 13% increase over the already massive 188,000 migrant encounters in June. In July 2020, there were just 40,929 encounters.
Migrant encounters are used as a proxy for illegal border crossings, the true number of which is unknowable.
While Democrats in Washington are quiet on the raging border crisis, border town Democrats are singing a different tune.
Laredo, Texas Mayor Pete Saenz told Fox last week “Something’s terribly wrong here. It’s not orderly, there’s chaos, and obviously it’s creating this crisis that we’re facing here throughout the entire border area.”
And if current trends hold – it’s only getting worse this month.
Matt Palumbo is the author of Dumb and Dumber: How Cuomo and de Blasio Ruined New York, Debunk This: Shattering Liberal Lies, and Spygate