Biden’s America: Migrant Encounters at Border Pass 2 Million in a Year for First Time in History

The number of migrant encounters at the U.S.-Mexican border has now surpassed two million in a year for the first time in history under Democrat President Joe Biden.

The latest figures from U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) reveal that 2,150,370 migrants have been recorded illegally entering the country so far this fiscal year.

Fox News reporter Bill Melugin said:

“BREAKING: It’s official. For the first time, migrant encounters at the border have surpassed two million in one year.

“CBP reports there were 203,598 migrant encounters at the border in August, bringing the total for FY’22 to 2,150,370, and there is still one month left to go.”

“Failing communist regimes in Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Cuba are driving a new wave of migration across the Western Hemisphere, including the recent increase in encounters at the southwest U.S. border,” Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Chris Magnus, said in a statement.

According to The Washington Post:

U.S. authorities have made more than 2 million immigration arrests along the southern border during the past 11 months, marking the first time annual enforcement statistics have exceeded that threshold, according to figures provided by senior Biden administration officials Monday.

In August, U.S. Customs and Border Protection detained more than 203,000 migrants were detained crossing into the United States from Mexico, the latest figures show, putting authorities on pace to tally nearly 2.3 million arrests during the government’s 2022 fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30.

The total, which includes some people arrested more than once, far exceeds last year’s record 1.73 million arrests.

According to CNN:

Administration officials conceded in a call with reporters Monday that the increase in migration is a challenge. Asked whether the administration is considering moving migrants into the interior, an official cited ongoing discussion about how to improve processing along the border.

“One solution that we know is not a good solution is for hostile governors to be busing or flying migrants — often misleading them — to places where they had no intention of going with no coordination whatsoever,” the official said.

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The Biden administration, officials argued, is focused on ramping up assistance to countries in the Western Hemisphere that host Venezuelan migrants — including Colombia, Ecuador and Costa Rica — and expanding refugee resettlement to those displaced in the region.

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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