Border Patrol registers 8,000 migrants entering the United States every day

Immigration authorities are reporting the highest daily number of migrants entering the United States along the southwestern border on record, according to internal Department of Homeland Security communications reviewed by the Free Washington Beacon.

Border Patrol agents record about 8,000 migrant encounters per day, the highest daily number in US history, according to communications. Such a massive increase in migrants has left agencies such as Customs and Border Protection scrambling to implement new processing systems.

The record number of encounters with migrants highlights how little progress the Biden administration has made in resolving the border crisis. The news comes as the White House blamed former President Donald Trump for the crisis earlier this week, accusing the previous administration of leaving President Joe Biden with a “broken” immigration system. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre defended the president and claimed the Biden administration was taking “unprecedented steps” on the southern border. These actions, according to the White House, include new border technologies and anti-smuggling task forces.

But the results of these actions are unclear. A CBP spokeswoman did not dispute the number of encounters with the migrants. In a statement to Free tag, the spokeswoman said “the traffic we’re seeing this year is similar to the pattern we saw this time last year.” Border Patrol averaged about 7,700 migrant encounters a day across the country last September, previously the highest number on record.

Monthly migrant encounters, according to public CBP data, are already higher in fiscal year 2022 than in any previous year. Border Patrol typically sees an increase in migrant encounters during the fall and winter due to favorable weather conditions.

“Either the Biden administration is not informed or it is lying,” said a senior DHS official. Free tag. “We can’t process the numbers flooding our borders, and the administration’s solution is scrambling to find ways to let people in faster.”

Immigration authorities have already recorded two million encounters at the border this fiscal year, a record. The previous record holder was fiscal year 2021, which saw just under two million encounters with migrants.

Vice President Kamala Harris claimed the “border is secure” earlier this month, sparking outrage among Republicans and Democrats. Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.) called Harris “completely wrong.”

“For… the Vice President, or whoever [to] to say that our borders are secure is not correct. I’ve been there,” Manchin said FoxNews. “It’s wrong.”

Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R.) has been ferrying migrants to Democratic-run cities such as Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C., for months. The mayors of those cities have called the move “inhumane” and asked for help from the federal government. .

Critics of the Biden administration point to policy shifts that are responsible for the crisis. Among these was DHS’s termination of the Migrant Protection Protocols program, which forced asylum seekers to remain in Mexico until their asylum court date. This program, according to its proponents, discouraged potential migrants from entering the United States.

Other policies include a shift away from prioritizing the deportation of illegal immigrants. The Free tag Last year reported on deportations that have dropped 90% under the Biden administration, meaning fewer illegal immigrants are now being deported from the country than at any time in decades.

Americans consistently rank the border crisis as a top concern, according to polls. August survey by NPR found that a majority of Americans believe the United States is facing an “invasion” on the southern border.

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