A United States border official just shared some terrifying data in regards to the current immigration crisis facing our borders. John Modlin, the interim chief in charge of the Border Patrol’s Tucson sector, says that illegal immigration is on track this financial year to top the past three years combined. Modlin noted that in the past four months of this fiscal year we’ve already surpassed all of 2018 and are well on track to surpass all of 2018, 2019, and 2020 combined
The Daily Wire reports:
“So right now we’re about a hundred percent over where we were this time, this last fiscal year. We’ve already surpassed in the first four months of this fiscal year. We’ve already surpassed all of 2018. If the flow continues at the rate it is here, by the end of this fiscal year, we will have surpassed ‘18, ‘19 and ‘20, all combined,” Modlin told Sharyl Attkinson, host of “Full Measure with Sharyl Attkinson.”
Border agents have arrested nearly 300,000 illegal immigrants trying to enter the United States over the past four months alone. Modlin overseas border security over 262 miles of the U.S. southern border. He said the illegal immigrants agents catch in his sector are overwhelmingly single adults.
The growing crisis at the border has almost entirely been driven by President Joe Biden’s border policy, which reflects a drastic shift from the policies of former President Donald Trump, and even of former President Barack Obama. Biden has prioritized processing illegal immigrants and fast-tracking their release into the interior of the United States, whereas Trump aimed to deter illegal immigration through strict border policy and deportations.
In recent weeks, the Biden administration has struggled to address the growing border crisis. The president has reportedly moved to open child detention centers at full capacity to handle the increasing flow of minors coming into the United States with families and unaccompanied. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) approved the move and scrapped past guidance that said such facilities could only be open at half capacity because of COVID-19.
Republican and Democrat lawmakers alike have become increasingly vocal regarding the mass amount of immigration facing our borders while the United States continues to grapple with the Covid-19 pandemic.