Old Uncle Joe’s administration has now recorded its second-highest number of illegal immigrant apprehensions down at the southern border this past month as the enormous national security and humanitarian bungle from Biden continues to degrade.
“There were more than 200,000 migrant encounters at the southern border in August, a DHS source told Fox News on Wednesday, the second month in a row where the number has been over the 200,000 mark as migrants continue to attempt to enter the U.S.,” stated Fox News. “Additionally, the 208,887 number for August represents a 317% increase over last August 2020 which saw 50,014 encounters — and a 233% increase over August 2019, where there were 62,707 amid that year’s border crisis.”
These numbers, which are still being finalized and could still rise further, would be the first time during the Biden era that the total number of arrests of illegal immigrants fell from the previous month, even if by only a small margin. July reported just over 212,000 total arrests, which shows just a slight 1.88% drop from the previous month reported.
Bill Melguin, with Fox News, put out a tweet this past Wednesday that showed videos displaying multiple thousands of illegal immigrants still waiting to be apprehended by U.S. law enforcement officers.
“Our drone is currently over the international bridge in Del Rio, TX, where Border Patrol & law enforcement sources tell us over 4,200 migrants are waiting to be apprehended after crossing into US. Local BP holding facilities are overwhelmed and over capacity,” he tweeted out. “A source on the ground sent us this video showing thousands of migrants under the international bridge in Del Rio, TX with more showing up constantly. We’re told the situation there is getting worse every day and the numbers are growing by the hour.”
NEW: A source on the ground sent us this video showing thousands of migrants under the international bridge in Del Rio, TX with more showing up constantly. We’re told the situation there is getting worse every day and the numbers are growing by the hour. @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/nu32xrsNOK
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) September 15, 2021
The former acting DHS secretary and Heritage visiting fellow, Chad Wolf, harshly criticized the administration in a statement, stating that Biden’s “failed border-security policies are simply unsustainable.”
“The men and women of federal law enforcement cannot continue to deal with these crisis-level numbers. They are already overwhelmed and overburdened. The breakdown is coming,” stated Wolf. “Hundreds have been pulled off the line, from defending and safeguarding our borders, to process and care for the flood of illegal aliens apprehended at the border. Cartels and smugglers have taken advantage of our weakness, with record numbers of not just people, but narcotics, pouring across an increasingly undefended border.”
“President Biden simply isn’t listening, and I fear that we are staring down the prospect of a preventable disaster stemming from this crisis,” Wolf added on. “Sadly, just as we saw in Afghanistan in recent weeks, it seems that for this administration, politics trumps national security.”
Former acting CBP commissioner and Heritage visiting fellow, Mark Morgan, also put forth his concerns about the Biden administration, stating that contrary to what they have been claiming, “this crisis extends well beyond local border communities.”
“The consequences of Biden’s border crisis are impacting our country’s public safety, health, and national security,” stated Morgan. “What comes across our southern border makes its way to every town, city, and state in our nation. We are seeing a significant increase in fentanyl pouring across our borders, expansion of human trafficking, and criminal aliens breaking into our country undetected as a result of the current open border policies. Where is the outrage from the mainstream media? Where is the action on Capitol Hill?”
“As our southern border becomes increasingly vulnerable to the vast set of complex threats facing our country, the failed withdrawal from Afghanistan presents a heightened sense of insecurity and concern,” he continued. “Afghanistan has once again become a base of operations for terrorist organizations. Make no mistake, these organizations’ resolve and commitment to do harm to the United States is alive and well, and they will look for every vulnerability we have here at home and abroad to exploit. They need only to look toward our southern border. We must change course before it’s too late.”