Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Broken Border: Biden Immigration Policies Spur 'staggering' Death Toll; Illegal Immigration Numbers Surpass 2 Million, Nearly 800 Border Deaths in 2022 Top Record Highs

Broken Border: Biden immigration policies spur 'staggering' death toll:
More migrants have died attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally under President Joe Biden than ever before — a catastrophic consequence of border policies that have pushed many through dangerous terrain as ports of entry have largely been closed for asylum-seekers.
Senior federal law enforcement officials at Border Patrol headquarters in Washington told the Washington Examiner they expect to surpass 800 bodies recovered at the southern border by the end of September, the conclusion of the government’s fiscal 2022 year.
“It’ll likely hit over 800 for FY22. I thought I would never see that number,” one official not authorized to speak with the media wrote in an email. “This administration does not care about dead Hispanics.”
Internal homeland security data obtained by the Washington Examiner show the government is aware of 746 deceased immigrants found in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California between last October and Sept. 6. Landowners and federal, state, and local police are typically the ones who make the discoveries.
“It is a staggering death toll, and it's a sign of how desperate people are that they are willing to take these risks,” said Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, the American Immigration Council’s policy director, adding that pandemic policies that prevent migrants from seeking asylum at ports of entry are to blame. “Title 42 has sort of encouraged people to keep trying to cross the border until they make it through. That has driven people into more dangerous crossing locations."
A second senior federal law enforcement official expects the number of bodies recovered may increase this fall because Border Patrol has anticipated a slight increase in people attempting to enter that could be exacerbated by the November midterm elections. --->READ MORE HERE
Illegal immigration numbers surpass 2 million, nearly 800 border deaths in 2022 top record highs:
United States law enforcement officials have encountered a record number of illegal immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border in the fiscal year 2022 as the number of deaths at the border has also reached a new high.
Statistics compiled by U.S. Customs and Border Protection reveal 2,150,639 encounters between law enforcement officials and people entering the country illegally at the U.S.-Mexico border in the first 11 months of the fiscal year, which concludes at the end of September.
With each of the past six months bringing an additional 200,000 border crossings, the number of illegal migrants intercepted at the southwest border will likely approach 2.5 million for fiscal year 2022.
By contrast, the first 11 months of the fiscal year 2021 saw just 1,542,685 encounters. The two previous years saw 400,414 and 924,963 encounters in the first 11 months. The fiscal year 2018 saw 396,579 encounters and 2017 saw just above 300,000.
President Joe Biden cited a change in the demographic makeup of the border crossers as the cause of the surge.
When asked at a press conference this week why the border was "overwhelmed" on his watch, Biden responded, "there are fewer immigrants coming from Central America and from Mexico," adding, "This is a totally different circumstance."
"What's on my watch now is Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua and the ability to send them back to those states is not rational," Biden said. --->READ MORE HERE
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