This year’s border crisis, created by President Joe Biden to import more Democratic voters, has already surpassed the 2019 influx, even with three months left in the fiscal year.
Two US Department of Homeland Security officials announced that immigration agents have arrested more than 1 million illegal aliens who crossed the US–Mexico border in the past nine months, Reuters reported. The data set is preliminary.
Customs and Border Protection encounters about 6,300 illegal aliens every day, according to CNN.
The illegal immigration surge will compete with the year 2000—when immigration agents arrested more than 1.7 million illegal aliens—for the most arrests during a year in American history.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said immigration agents are “on pace to encounter more individuals on the southwest border than we have in the last 20 years.”
Arrest data undercounts total illegal crossings because an untold number of aliens pass into the American homeland without being detected.
The contemporary border has become more difficult to manage than it was in 2000 because, despite a similar number of arrests, many more unaccompanied children illegally enter the United States today.
Two decades ago, Mexican men constituted the bulk of illegal aliens.
Now people from around the globe, though especially Central America, have learned to exploit American immigration policy by sending their children on the dangerous and illegal journey into the United States.
That trend began with former president Barack Obama’s illegal DACA policy, which essentially stopped enforcing deportation on those who arrived as minors or who identified as minors upon arrival.
America’s failing immigration laws also have made it nearly impossible to deport minor illegal aliens without families.
The Biden administration has deported many adult illegal aliens and family units under Title 42, a policy that allows for immediate deportation due to the nation’s public health emergency.
But Title 42 does not allow the federal government to deport unaccompanied minors who illegally enter the country.
Mayorkas and the open-borders administration that he serves hope to end all deportations as quickly as possible.
“We will discontinue it [Title 42] as soon as the public health facts and data require,” he said on Monday to CNN’s Spanish-language channel.