“The U.S. Border Patrol arrested at least 91,000 migrants who crossed as part of a family group in August, exceeding the prior one-month record of 84,486 set in May 2019.”
Preliminary data from The Washington Post shows that a record number of migrant families have crossed the border illegally in August:
The U.S. Border Patrol arrested at least 91,000 migrants who crossed as part of a family group in August, exceeding the prior one-month record of 84,486 set in May 2019, during the Trump administration. Families were the single largest demographic group crossing the border in August, surpassing single adults for the first time since Biden took office.
Overall, the data show, border apprehensions have risen more than 30 percent for two consecutive months, after falling sharply in May and June as the Biden administration rolled out new restrictions and entry opportunities. The Border Patrol made more than 177,000 arrests along the Mexico border in August, up from 132,652 in July and 99,539 in June.
But I thought Biden would reunite families supposedly torn apart by Trump. Biden promised to take better care of everyone:
During his first year in office, Biden pledged to reunite the families Trump had separated and to protect undocumented families already living inside the United States. In 2021, Biden administration officials ended family immigration detention and declared schools and “places where children gather” off-limits for immigration enforcement. Officials said they would not detain or deport women who ae pregnant or breast feeding.
But officials said they would continue to deport families who had recently crossed the border, worried that if they didn’t, their numbers would overwhelm Border Patrol facilities. In recent months, Biden administration officials have held news conferences with Spanish-language media and published footage of deportation flights carrying children to discourage families from attempting to cross.
The Department of Homeland Security made it sound like President Joe Biden is taking care of business. I want to know where people like AOC are because if Trump did this, she’d be wailing at the border:
Erin Heeter, a spokesperson for the Department of Homeland Security, said the Biden administration is trying to slow illegal entries by expanding lawful options and also stiffening penalties. The government ramped up deportation flights carrying families in August, she said, and since May has repatriated more than 17,000 parents and children who recently crossed the border in family groups.
“But as with every year, the U.S. is seeing ebbs and flows of migrants arriving fueled by seasonal trends and the efforts of smugglers to use disinformation to prey on vulnerable migrants and encourage migration,” Heeter said in a statement.
Is anyone shocked?
The New York Post revealed that immigration courts still need to hear 2.5 million cases.
We found out last week that the U.S. literally welded open 114 gates along the Arizona border.
Yeah, Biden promised more humane treatment for migrants.
Speaking of AOC, she still needs to travel to Arizona because Biden’s administration has migrants in cages at the Arizona border.
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