This is hard to believe.
Joe Biden sent Kamala Harris down there to figure out the “root causes” of record illegal immigration on his watch. What happened? Wasn’t she supposed to solve the problem?
“WASHINGTON — U.S. border agents stopped more than 188,000 immigrants trying to cross the southern U.S. border in June, marking a 21-year high in monthly border crossings, as the Biden administration considers lifting Covid-19 restrictions and allowing more immigrants to claim asylum in the U.S.
The numbers were the highest since March 2000, when more than 223,000 immigrants were stopped by the Border Patrol at the southern border.
Of the 188,829 border crossers in June, nearly 105,000 were expelled back into Mexico without being given the chance to claim asylum in the U.S. due to the government’s use of Title 42, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention authority used to prevent the spread of Covid-19. …”
“Federal officials have logged more than 1.1 million apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border this fiscal year, after another busy month in June, Customs and Border Protection said in a news release Friday.
Many who were taken into custody have attempted to cross the border more than once, officials said.
Apprehensions last reached the 1 million milestone in 2006. But far fewer attempted to cross that year during the searing-hot summer months, when the journey across the Rio Grande or vast ranches is especially dangerous. Approximately 68,000 migrants were taken into custody in June 2006 — compared with 188,829 apprehensions last month, which was a 5 percent increase from May. …”
“The federal government counted almost 190,000 people trying to illegally cross the southwest border into the United States in June, as border patrol agency figures project one million unauthorized crossings in 2021, newly released figures show. …”
“WASHINGTON — President Biden came under renewed pressure on immigration Friday as the authorities said a record number of migrants arrived at the border with Mexico last month and a federal judge in Texas raised legal questions about an Obama-era program that protects young immigrants from deportation.
Border officials encountered migrants nearly 6,000 times a day last month for a total of 188,829, the largest monthly number in recent history, according to data released on Friday by Customs and Border Protection. The surge is happening at the height of the hottest summer months, when the flow of people seeking entry into the United States usually abates. …”
The “root cause” is the Biden administration.
Joe Biden has allowed progressive activists to seize control of our immigration policy. Ever since ICE was effectively abolished, ICE agents spend most of their time idling and working out. There isn’t much news to report on this front except that the tidal wave of illegal immigration has grown higher and higher over the past three months because immigration enforcement is “white supremacy.”