From the very moment that Joe Biden was elected President, the world understood that there would be trouble on the southern border of the US.
Democratic administrations are, by and large, more lenient when it comes to enforcing America’s immigration laws, and those looking for an opportunity to enter the United States illegally understand this explicitly. And so, predictably, a massive surge of migrants have been crossing our border on the regular, and the numbers are turning staggering in recent weeks.
Arrests by Border Patrol have soared to the highest levels since 1986, according to Customs and Border Patrol data.
U.S. authorities detained more than 1.7 million migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border during the 2021 fiscal year, which ended in September, according to CBP data obtained by the Washington Post.
Historical data shows that Border Patrol made 1.69 million arrests nationwide in 1986, the outlet reported. The data, however, doesn’t show how many of those arrests were made along the border.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who has long been a critic of the Biden administration’s work on the border crisis, lashed out once again this week.
“We’re seeing the highest number of cross border crossings and it’s all because of the catastrophic open border policies by the Biden administration,” Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott told Fox News’s Maria Bartiromo on “Sunday Morning Futures” this week. He added that the Biden administration “completely abandoned” ranchers, residents in his state and “all the people who live on the border.”
Even after repeated rounds of criticism, the administration’s response to the disaster has been tepid at best.
Vice President Kamala Harris has been assigned by Biden himself to address the issue, but has suggested that she’d be using that time to work on “climate change”, suggesting that this is a “root cause” of illegal immigration.