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Data shows illegal border crossings on pace to top 1M this month


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More than 1 million illegal crossings of the US-Mexico border will have been attempted over the first seven months of 2021, preliminary data indicates — defying expectations that the illegal immigration crisis would ease as temperatures climbed.

While US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have yet to release the official number of border encounters that took place last month, The Washington Examiner reported that initial calculations put the total at 188,000, an increase of just over 4 percent from the 180,034 apprehended in May.

If confirmed, the number of southwestern border stops would be the most in any month of June for at least 21 years. It would also be an 80 percent increase over the number of apprehensions in June 2019 and a whopping 469 percent increase over the number of encounters in June 2020, when migration patterns were affected by the coronavirus pandemic.:snip:

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Is The Biden Administration About To Make The Border Crisis Worse?


Biden ended that policy but kept part of the Title 42 authority in place, which has allowed for the rapid expulsion of most single adults apprehended at the border since Biden took office in January. If Title 42 is scrapped as part of the lifting of travel restrictions, it will likely trigger a new and even larger surge in illegal immigration. One CBP official told CNN earlier this month, “We don’t have the manpower, and that is the reality.”

How bad is the border crisis right now? One indication that it’s getting worse is that the corporate press has largely stopped covering it. Another is that two weeks into July, CBP still has not released the border numbers for June. There’s no good reason for this, unless border authorities are so overwhelmed they haven’t been able to process the people they’ve apprehended or run basic background checks on them.

More likely, the Biden administration doesn’t want the numbers to come out for political reasons. In May, federal authorities made more than 180,000 apprehensions at the southwest border, a record for that month. All told this fiscal year, excluding June, border apprehensions have nearly exceeded 930,000 — a 20-year high.:snip:

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