Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Biden’s Border Crisis Is About To Make History; Ballooning Number of ‘gotaways’ Poses Public Safety, National Security Risk, and related stories

Biden’s Border Crisis Is About To Make History:
You would never know it by perusing headlines in the corporate press, but the border crisis is getting worse, not better, as the summer goes on. In fact, it might well turn out to be historic.
Late last week U.S. Customs and Border Protection finally released June border apprehension numbers, which hit a 21-year high with more than 188,000 arrests last month and more than 1.1 million so far this fiscal year.
But that’s not all. Contrary to the usual seasonal rise and fall of illegal immigration, which typically spikes in the spring and then recedes during the hotter summer months, the number of people crossing the border illegally is increasing — as it has been every month since last April.
If this trend continues, we’ll break the decades-old record for southwest border apprehensions, which is more than 1.6 million back in 2000.
Beyond the sheer numbers are the changing demographics of illegal immigration. A growing share of illegal immigrants are now coming from countries other than Mexico or the Northern Triangle countries of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
CBP data for June show a sharp and sustained increase in other nationalities crossing the Rio Grande, rising from just 11,909 in February to more than 47,000 in June. Migrants from Nicaragua and other South American countries have increased three-fold since the beginning of the year, and the number of Haitians and Cubans encountered by Border Patrol is 2.5 times higher than it was in January. --->READ MORE HERE
AP Photo/Eric Gay
Ballooning number of ‘gotaways’ poses public safety, national security risk:
At least 270,000 migrants have sneaked into the U.S. and burrowed into communities across the country so far this fiscal year, according to the latest Border Patrol data.
Agents know them as “gotaways” who represent an acute national security risk, according to the head of the National Sheriffs’ Association’s border security committee.
Unlike the migrant children who often surrender to border authorities and the migrants who are caught and screened before release, gotaways sneak through the country’s defenses without any look into their criminal histories.
The Border Patrol is missing about 1,100 of them a day, said Sheriff Mark Dannels of Cochise County, Arizona, who got his numbers directly from the agency.
“These are people that are coming dressed head to toe in camouflage, being smuggled by the cartels,” Sheriff Dannels said. “That is a public safety and national security risk to this country.” --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories:

15K Migrants Apprehended in One Week in Busiest U.S. Border Sector

House GOP rips Biden for border crisis, WH tells agents to prep for 1.2K families a day

‘Not enough seats’: Buses leaving Texas border town packed with illegal migrants

DHS cancels 31 miles of border wall in Texas

2000 Haitians Enter Mexico in a Week — Bound for U.S.

EXCLUSIVE: 100 Venezuelans Cross into Texas Border Town in One Hour

Video shows hundreds of migrants try to force way past Texas border agents

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