Border Patrol Apprehended More Migrants at Northern Border Than ‘Previous Two Years Combined’
“Combined apprehensions and encounters in Fiscal Year 2023 have already surpassed that of Fiscal Year 2022 and recent trends represent a sustained increase in illegal border crossings as we head into the harshest winter months.”
The Border Patrol Swanton Sector, which contains New York, New Hampshire, and Vermont, saw an increase in migrant apprehensions between October 1, 2022, and December 31, 2022.
“Combined apprehensions and encounters in Fiscal Year 2023 have already surpassed that of Fiscal Year 2022 and recent trends represent a sustained increase in illegal border crossings as we head into the harshest winter months,” according to a press release.
From The Maine Wire:
In the Swanton sector, which covers Vermont and New Hampshire, illegal border crossings began increasing sharply in March of 2022.
That month, CPB encountered 57 attempted border crossers.
In Dec., CPB apprehended 352 attempted border crossers — the highest level recorded over the last three years.
In fiscal year 2022, 847 single adults were apprehended by CPB attempting to cross into Vermont or New Hampshire illegally.
Since the start of fiscal year 2023, which began in October of last year, there have been 861 single adults apprehended attempting to cross the border.
In less than four months, Swanton Sector’s apprehensions have surpassed the COMBINED two prior years (FY2021-2022). In the face of this adversity, our #BorderPatrol Agents remain steadfast in their portrayal of our ideals: Vigilance, Integrity, & Service to Country. #HonorFirst pic.twitter.com/BqVRnpbDib
— Chief Patrol Agent Robert Garcia (@USBPChiefSWB) January 24, 2023
The agents are concerned mainly due to the cold weather:
Swanton Sector’s terrain along the International Boundary with Canada includes rural and remote areas and ranges from mountains to lowland swamps. During the regional winter, which encompasses an extended season due to the sector’s geographic location and weather patterns, sustained sub-freezing temperatures subject both large and small bodies of water within our area of operations to freezing over. Unpredictable storm fronts bring ice and significant snow accumulation throughout the extended winter season. These geographic and weather features can make traversing unfamiliar territory perilous. Additionally, the risk of hypothermia from sustained or even brief outdoor exposure to near-freezing temperatures in wet or windy conditions is significant.
These environmental challenges, coupled with the sharp increase in illicit cross-border traffic, generate great concern for the potential loss of human life. In recent press releases, Swanton Sector highlighted several instances of family groups and individuals rescued from cold-weather-related crises and trauma. Unfortunately, these types of events have not diminished as Swanton Sector Border Patrol continues to encounter family groups with children (aged as young as a few months old) crossing uncertain terrain in single-digit (Fahrenheit) temperatures. In many cases, Border Patrol Agents tasked with detecting, identifying, and apprehending individuals attempting to unlawfully cross the border end up rescuing them and rendering potentially life-saving aid—all while the Agents are selflessly placing themselves in harm’s way.
Border crossings into Maine, the Houlton sector, also increased, but not as much as in New Hampshire and Vermont.
Maine witnessed 143 single adults in 2020 and 2021 combined.
The state saw 247 single adults in 2022. Border patrol agents already apprehended 47 single adults in Fiscal Year 2023.
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to the full extent allowed by law.
The unvaxxed, trapped inside their own country by stupid regulations?
Can’t they wait a few months? They probably should.
Grew up within a literal stones throw of the Quebec and VT/NH border. The north woods this time of year is no joke and sparsely settled. Where these people are going is a mystery as they would stick out like a sore thumb if they make it through the cedar swamps and woods. How they are getting to the Canadian side in the Townships is also baffling. People driving them from Sherbrooke or Montreal and just dumping them in a snowbank then pointing south? A number of miles of walking through the woods.
What are their countries of origin? Canada is not like Mexico, I.e. one doesn’t just walk in.
What of Canada’s role in this?
Who is financing their move into and around within Canada?
Is Canada playing the role of Mexico and assisting these people?
What are the numbers at the Windsor-Detroit and Niagara urban frontiers?
Cartel and drug involvement?
Much to learn and know.
Didn’t you hear… according to school officials Cartels are “organizations that help people”…. I kid you not
How does this happen? If these people are suppose to be asylum seekers, they should do that in Canada. No excuse for these people to be coming to the US illegally.
Migrants? The people in the pictures don’t look like people who are migrating.
Why are they leaving Canada? Canada is an anti-gun anti-“hate speech” workers’ and migrants’ paradise with free health care, or so I was led to believe.
As an RVer, I see this from an odd angle. I know a lot of Canadians who winter here in the southwest annually. Some of them travel with their rigs, some leave them here, some actually end up buying real (vacation) property here.
For the past several years, things have been absolutely insane due to Trudeau’s stupid COVID rules. Canadians have gotten stuck on this side of the border. They’ve gotten stuck on the Canadian side but have property to maintain on this side. In a few cases I have encountered, the husband is stuck on one side and the wife on the other. That’s inhumane.
So when I see stories like this, I wonder if what we’re seeing is more of a Berlin Wall scenario than a Rio Grande scenario: they’re not sneaking in, they’re sneaking out.
They’re fleeing because it’s a s___h___.
“Canada isn’t sending us their best people. Sad.”