As reported here yesterday, the illegal immigration crisis is raging out of control, hitting a historic high for the fiscal year ending in September as millions of illegals rushed across the border and Team Brandon mumbled more about “equity” or other woke ideas than keeping America safe. As we reported:
In fact, the number of illegal immigrants that broke across the southern border in fiscal year 2022 and were stopped by CBP (border encounters) topped 2.76 million! (The exact number was 2,766,582 encounters), That massive number broke the previous record by a whopping 1 million, according to Customs and Border Protection data. So Biden gets the dubious honor of being the president with the worst border situation ever.
And while the year was horrible, the month of September was pretty bad too. The CBP statement on the month reported as much, admitting that 15% more illegals crossed in September than August. In its words:
“The number of unique individuals encountered nationwide in September 2022 was 182,704, a 15 percent increase in the number of unique enforcement encounters over the prior month, driven largely by an increased number of asylum seekers fleeing authoritarian regimes in Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua.”
Among those nearly 200,000 illegals were 20 terrorists, bringing the total number of terrorists caught at the border in the fiscal year of 2022 nearly 100. Fox News Digital reported on that horrifying aspect of the CBP report, saying:
CBP uploaded the border numbers on Friday night in what was the highest number of encounters during the month of September in Department of Homeland Security history.
CBP’s numbers also show that there were 20 known or suspected terrorists arrested at the southern border in September, bringing the total terror watchlist arrests at the border for the fiscal year 2022 to 98. The number of terror watchlist arrests at the border for the last five years combined was 26.
And terrorists weren’t the only danger flowing into America in September. The CBP interdicted increased amounts of highly dangerous and addictive meth and heroin as well, as teh CBP reported, saying:
CBP officers, Border Patrol agents, and Air and Marine Operations agents continue to interdict the flow of illicit narcotics across the border. Nationwide, CBP drug seizures (Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Heroin, Fentanyl, and Marijuana) by weight were down 39 percent in September compared to August. Seizures were as follows:
- Cocaine seizures decreased 81 percent
- Methamphetamine increased 43 percent
- Heroin seizures increased 73 percent
- Fentanyl seizures decreased 19 percent
Commenting on the situation at the southern border, CBP Commissioner Chris Magnus said, in a press release:
“While failing regimes in Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua continued to drive a new wave of migration across the western Hemisphere, the number of Venezuelans arriving at the southern border decreased sharply nearly every day since we launched additional joint actions with Mexico to reduce irregular migration and create a more fair, orderly and safe process for people fleeing the humanitarian and economic crisis in their country,” said CBP Commissioner Chris Magnus. “Over the past week, the number of Venezuelans attempting to enter the country fell more than 80 percent compared to the week prior to the launch of the joint enforcement actions. While this early data is not reflected in the latest report, it confirms what we’ve said all along: when there is a lawful and orderly way to enter the country, individuals will be less likely to put their lives in the hands of smugglers and try to cross the border unlawfully.
“CBP and DHS will continue to work with our partners in the region to address the root causes of migration, expand legal pathways, facilitate removals, and take thousands of smugglers off the streets. No matter what smugglers say, those who do not have a legal basis to remain in the country will be removed and people should not make the dangerous journey.”
By: Gen Z Conservative
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