As the border crisis continues, new reporting reveals that the majority of families caught illegally crossing the southern border with Mexico are later released into the United States, according to reporting from The Epoch Times.
Single adults are still the most common offenders when it comes to crossing the border illegally.
The majority of the time, U.S. Customs and Border Protection still expels them from the country when they are apprehended.
But when it comes to families crossing the border illegally, it’s a different story.
According to The Epoch Times, the Biden Administration is allowing as much as 85 percent of families who are caught by border patrol to come into the country.
Currently the border is officially closed due to COVID-19 concerns, but this reporting suggests families are being given preference over individuals at the border.
Democrats are trying to shift blame but make no mistake – this is the #BidenBorderCrisis.
The facts back it up: illegal border crossings are up 173% from 1 year ago and 28% since January when President Biden stopped the wall & deportations and started catch & release.
— Richard Hudson (@RepRichHudson) March 15, 2021
Reports from the border indicate that there is confusion, chaos and uneven enforcement around who can come into the country, who will receive a court date, and who will simply be allowed to enter unhindered.
According to CBP, border patrol agents encountered 100,441 people attempting to cross the southern border in February, a 28 percent increase from the previous month.
“Surges tend to respond to hope, and there was a significant hope for a more humane policy after four years of…pent up demand,” said Roberta Jacobson, a White House border advisor, during a White House press briefing earlier this month. “I certainly think that the idea that a more humane policy would be in place may have driven people to make that decision.”
The Biden Administration has come under increasing fire for its handling of the border crisis, particularly detained children.
Vice President Kamala Harris made matters worse with an ill-timed laugh when she was asked her if she would visit the southern border.
For now, though, the situation at the border becomes more difficult daily as the number of migrants continues to increase.
“We are working around the clock to manage it, and we will continue to do so,” Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said, without evidence, in a statement. “We are both a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants. That is one of our proudest traditions.”