Joe Biden is thoroughly destroying this country with one month after another of higher numbers of illegals swamping our border. And July was no different as U.S. Customs and Border Protection reports that there was a massive 33 percent spike in criminal illegals flooding across our border in July.
A massive 33% spike in illegal immigration was recorded in July. Federal data was released on Friday. It shows that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) encountered 183,503 more migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border in July than in June. In May, migrant encounters were at 206,701, and in June dropped to 144,566. That was certainly a step in the right direction and Biden administration touted new programs and policies as the reason for the drop.
As predicted, the drop was temporary. A phone app put in place to help migrants make appointments at legal ports of entry is a big part of DHS’s plan. Known as CBP One, 44,700 migrants were processed through the phone app in July, up from the 38,000 processed in June. An increase in those who are trying to enter legally is welcomed. The encounters with those illegally entering outnumber the legal crossers. There is an attempt at happy talk from DHS. The department says the numbers are up but still less than in the months before Title 42 ended.
From the Aug. 8 CBP press release:
In July 2023, the U.S. Border Patrol recorded 132,652 encounters between ports of entry along the Southwest Border: a decrease of 27% from July 2022 when the Title 42 public health Order was in effect. While total encounters increased from June to July, encounters of Single Adults between ports of entry remained flat which is indicative of the success of our work to maximize the use of Expedited Removal after the end of the Title 42 public health Order, which was initially focused primarily on Single Adults. Additionally, the U.S. Border Patrol encountered fewer single adults on the Southwest Border in the entire month of July than it did in the early days of May before the lifting of Title 42. In July, the U.S. Border Patrol encountered an average of 2,016 Single Adults per day, down from 6,164 per day the first eleven days of May, a decrease of over 66%.
Total Southwest Border encounters in July, including individuals who presented at ports of entry with or without a CBP OneTM appointment, were 183,503, a decrease of 8% from July 2022. Recidivism is down: only 9% of individuals encountered had at least one prior encounter in the previous 12 months. In July 2023, encounters at ports of entry accounted for 28% of Southwest Border encounters, compared to 9% in July 2022.
Biden is simply lying when he says he is working to fix these problems.
The border crisis is not a problem. It is the plan.Commentary