Wednesday, February 2, 2022

US Braces for Record Arrests at Border as Biden Continues Flights of Migrants; Migrant Apprehensions in December Jump 139 Percent over Prior Year

US braces for record arrests at border as Biden continues flights of migrants:
Border officials are bracing for a record-breaking rise in daily border arrests this spring, according to a new report.
Two Department of Homeland Security officials told Reuters this week that the border could see as many as 9,000 migrant arrests per day in the coming months, a large jump from the average of 6,500 in July when arrests were at their peak.
One of the officials described the number as a “worst-case scenario,” as tens of thousands of migrants continue to cross the southern border — many being repeat crossers.
The dire warning comes after reports this week that the Biden administration has been secretly transporting migrants to airports in Texas to board flights to different cities across the country.
An independent journalist, Ali Bradley, also posted an 8-second video clip to Twitter on Wednesday that she said showed single adult migrants waiting inside the San Antonio airport. --->READ MORE HERE
U.S. Border Patrol/Del Rio Sector
Migrant Apprehensions in December Jump 139 Percent over Prior Year:
The apprehension of migrants in December along the southwest border with Mexico jumped for the second straight month to 170,186, federal officials reported on Monday. This represents an increase of more than 139 percent over the same month in 2021.
Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 170,000 migrants who illegally crossed the border between ports of entry in December, according to the Southwest Land Border Encounters report. In December 2021, including the last full month of the Trump administration, agents apprehended 71,141 migrants.
Agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector continued to lead the nation in apprehensions with 43,844 of the 170,186 total apprehensions (25 percent). This was an increase of nearly 155 percent over the previous year.
The Del Rio Sector experienced an alarming increase in apprehensions as agents took 33,205 migrants into custody. This is up from 9,196 one year earlier — a 261 percent increase. The Del Rio Sector jumped from the fourth busiest one year ago to the second busiest this year.
The Yuma Sector experienced the largest rate of growth with the apprehension of 29,469 migrants in December. This is up from only 1,203 one year earlier — an increase of 2,349 percent. This moved the Yuma Sector to the number three spot in terms of migrant apprehensions.
Of the more than 170,000 migrants apprehended in December, officials classified 109,131 as single adults. Migrant families accounted for 43,312 of the apprehensions (up 1,061 percent over the prior year) while unaccompanied children accounted for 11.743.
In a written statement, CBP Commissioner Chris Magnus failed to mention December’s 139 percent increase in border apprehensions over the prior year. In fact, his quote ignored illegal immigration all together and instead focused on the agency’s other missions. --->READ MORE HERE
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