Border Patrol agents have encountered a record number of 1,853,837 migrants since October, according to internal U.S. Customs and Border Protection data exclusively obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation.
The illegal border crossings, which occurred between Oct. 1, 2021, and Aug. 6 2022, already exceed the 1,662,422 Border Patrol encountered in fiscal year 2021, which was already a record high for the force, according to the internal data.
The record number comes after Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas assured the public in July that “the border is secure.”
BREAKING: One of the most massive single groups we have ever witnessed cross illegally at the border is crossing into Eagle Pass, TX right now. The line of people went so far into the trees it’s hard to get a count. Hundreds upon hundreds. Coyotes guiding them in water. @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/ZjZIygarAv
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) July 13, 2022
The number of migrant rescues and deaths also surpass the record highs of fiscal year 2021. In total, there were 19,144 rescues and 663 deaths between Oct. 1, 2021 and Aug. 6, 2022.
There were 18,881 illegal alien rescues and 650 illegal alien deaths between October 2021 and July 2022, and the new numbers show the devastation is only increasing, according previous data the DCNF earlier exclusively obtained.
National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd told the DCNF that the blame is on President Joe Biden.
“This should surprise no one. There is no ceiling with this administration, only excuses. When the Deputy Press Secretary says something as stupid as this is 21st century border security, you know things are only going to get worse,” Judd said.
NEW: Last night, we joined a delegation of GOP Senators who came to the RGV, including @SenTedCruz @SenJoniErnst @SenRonJohnson @SenJohnBarrasso @SenatorLankford @SenJohnHoeven. Within moments, they witnessed unaccompanied children arriving. Little girls traveling alone. @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/yoYm0zhN8p
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) July 15, 2022
“It’s almost as if Biden wants cartels to continue generating record profits, and continue to abuse vulnerable women and children,” he added.
I’m at the border for minutes, and hundreds of migrants just crossed. Young mothers carrying toddlers and babies. Eagle Pass, TX. pic.twitter.com/5iUlRyuqKa
— Matt Finn (@MattFinnFNC) July 16, 2022
Neither DHS nor CBP responded to the DCNF’s requests for comment.
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