Illegal Border Crossings Up 317% in August Compared to Last Year
The August border statistics continue to paint a bleak picture at the border, and one that the Biden Administration seems more intent on ignoring than solving.
Customs and Border Protection confirmed that there were over 200,000 encounters with illegals in August, the second month in a row where encounters topped 200,000. There’s the possibility that since enforcement has waned under Biden, the numbers are high despite lax enforcement, and the true scope of the problem is being underestimated.
According to Fox News:
Fox News first reported that there were 208,887 encounters in August. While it marks the first decrease in migrant encounters seen under the Biden administration, where migrant encounters have been sharply rising for months, it is only a 2% drop over the more than 212,000 encounters in July.
Additionally, the 208,887 number for August represents a 317% increase over last August 2020 which saw 50,014 encounters — and a 233% increase over August 2019, where there were 62,707 amid that year’s border crisis.
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