Ever since Joe Biden took office, the southern border was a concern. The numbers started to rise almost immediately, and border officials began to sound the alarm.
Authorities called for help as a surge of foreign travelers began to push toward the U.S./Mexico line. However, many have lambasted the Biden administration for doing little to fix the problem.
And now, the statistics have spiraled out of control.
Law enforcement officials have been inundated with constant streams of unregistered individuals trying to get into the country. Republicans say this is due primarily to weaker border security and policies.
But even the critics likely didn’t expect to see these numbers.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released a bevy of troubling statistics, and they show that Biden has set a new 21-year record. Unfortunately, it’s not the sort of record he’d want to have.
The report says that in May 2021, CBP encountered 180,034 people trying to sneak into the U.S.
And that’s a gigantic number, historically speaking (via The Dialy Wire):
The disastrous border numbers for last month represented a staggering 674% increase vs. May of 2020 when 23,237 illegal aliens were apprehended.
Last month’s numbers were the worst numbers in more than two decades.
When Donald Trump was in office, he was able to turn these numbers around, and arrests stayed relatively low through Fiscal Year 2020.
In only a matter of months, the Biden administration has set this country back over twenty years. And with each passing day, it appears to many citizens as if Biden’s team just keeps ignoring the issue.
RNC Research Director Zach Parkinson says it’s worse than that — Biden is trying to hide it entirely:
Biden Admin clearly trying to bury this.
They chose to release this after hours while Biden is in the UK and White House press corps is operating on a different schedule.
This also conveniently comes **after** Kamala Harris returned from Guatemala and Mexico City, so she couldn’t be asked about it on her trip.
Former President Trump jumped on the report, calling out the contrast between the two administrations.
He claimed “at no time in our country’s history has anything so outrageous taken place.” And he added:
The Biden Administration stopped construction of the small remaining openings in areas of the almost 500 mile long wall, have taken away all authority from our great Border Patrol, and have ended such long fought for policies including Remain in Mexico, Safe Third Agreements, and our hugely-successful program that completely stopped Catch-and-Release.
And in more disturbing numbers, The Federalist showed that in January, 9,671 migrants were detained. But in May, that number shot up to over 40,000.
When the border situation started to make more headlines, Biden tapped Vice President Harris to look into the problem.
Since that time, though, the American people haven’t heard much from Harris on the issue, and she has yet to even visit the border. To clarify, she has met virtually with the Mexican President.
But that isn’t even close to enough according to many U.S. citizens.
If this keeps up, the Biden administration will continue to set records they likely don’t want to set. And America could potentially become even more unstable as a country.
- A new DHS report shows a massive increase in arrests at the border: up 674% year-over year.
- RNC Research Director Zach Parkinson claims the Biden admin is “clearly trying to bury this.”
- Former President Donald Trump called out the big difference in border numbers between the two administrations.
Source: The Daily Wire