President Joe Biden has failed to address the border crisis since taking office, and now it is only gotten worse.
The latest federal data confirms an ongoing trend that has led to major problems for those living along the border.
The Associated Press reports that U.S. Customs and Border Patrol will soon release figures showing 210,000 illegal immigrants were encountered by border officials in the month of July alone, the highest figure in over two decades.
Experts say Biden will have to take radical action to make any real change in the border crisis.
“The July numbers, once finalized and released in the next couple of weeks, will show that the border crisis is going from record high to record high in an upward climb into a red-zone crisis that will defy any control, short of a radical about-face by the Biden administration,” said Todd Bensman of the Center for Immigration Studies. “Few signs point to any such policy reversal, although the White House has tentatively begun long-haul deportations to Central America aboard ICE jets. Border Patrol and CBP facilities, meanwhile, are overrun in the crisis’s Texas epicenter, as are hundreds of border communities that have rarely experienced anything like the steadily worsening chaos of wandering immigrants; high-speed car chases; crime; fear of Covid; and widespread insecurity.
Bensman goes on to say Democrats are to blame for the influx in illegal immigration.
All of this can be traced directly to the Democratic primary campaigns of late 2019 and early 2020 that led to Biden’s nomination and election.
“As I first reported from Tapachula, Mexico, in January 2020, the crisis started its run-up to July’s record when aspiring immigrants in Central America and beyond, unable to advance through Trump’s border restrictions, witnessed every Democratic candidate (including Biden) promise, during internationally televised primary debates, to welcome in all illegal entrants, stop interior removals, end Trump’s deportation and asylum policies, grant amnesty to everyone illegally present, and even provide free health care,” Bennsman said. “Immigrants who began flooding into southern Mexico despite Trump’s tough turn-back policies told me that they were coming to wait out what most American polls indicated were the final months of Trump. Aspiring immigrants like these drove a sharp rise in border apprehensions even in that summer of 2020, after Biden became the nominee and most national polls were pointing to his probable victory. Border Patrol apprehensions, a good indicator of total traffic, had been averaging between 30,000 and 40,000 a month before then, but headed over 50,000 in August 2020 and then over 70,000 in the fall, as the election approached.”