Illegal border crossings from Mexico into the United States rose dramatically in November and one border official is already using the word “crisis” to describe the problem.

Does anyone expect that this situation will improve under a Biden administration?

Anna Giaritelli reports at the Washington Examiner:

Top border official warns of ‘full-blown crisis overnight’ as illegal crossings hit 70,000 in November

United States border officials encountered more than 70,000 migrants who tried to enter the U.S. from Mexico illegally in November, four times the number of people seen in April.

Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan said Monday that federal agents on the southern border have seen a “significant” increase in arrests of illegal immigrants between ports of entry and the number of migrants turned away at border crossings over the past seven months. November’s count this year was notably higher than the 42,000 people encountered at the southern border during the same month last year.

Of the 70,000 people encountered at the southern border last month, 67,000 illegally crossed the border between ports of entry and 3,000 were denied entry at the ports, CBP data shows. Morgan mistakenly told reporters in a call Monday morning that 87,000 people were encountered at the southern border.

Are there more migrant caravans in our future? It’s starting to look that way.

“If the current policies in place are revoked, as their critics promised they would do, the 2,300 per day will become a full-blown crisis overnight as we stand by and watch the numbers go even higher, making the last year’s crisis pale in comparison,” Morgan said.

The report goes on to note a rise in the number of unaccompanied minors showing up at the border. What is a Biden administration going to do with these kids? They certainly wouldn’t put them in cages, would they?

The Biden team is apparently aware of what a problem this is going to be for them.

Steven Nelson writes at the New York Post:

Biden team anxious over surge in illegal immigration, border detentions

President-elect Joe Biden will take office amid a surge in detentions at the Mexican border, reportedly prompting his advisers to consider keeping some Trump administration immigration policies to avoid inspiring an even bigger rush.

The uptick threatens Biden’s promises to propose amnesty legislation and to adopt policies that defer deportation and allow applicants to await amnesty decisions in the US.

The Wall Street Journal reports the transition team “has grown concerned” and is “trying to decide which policies to change and when” to avoid “creating the appearance of leniency.”

The number of unaccompanied minors and families detained at the border is rising and experts say they expect numbers to grow further.

It’ll be fascinating to see how the media covers Biden’s response to this, if they even do at all.

 

 
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