Border Crisis Sees Increase from Remote Countries

Published on October 7th, 2022

Month after month, hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants flood the southern border of the United States.

We’ve written extensively on this topic, and recently pointed out that August was the sixth straight month with over 200K illegal border encounters.

We’ve warned for a long time that our nation’s inability to stop the border crisis will incentivize illegal immigration and have a snowball effect.

Now it seems like our warnings are sadly coming true. A recent report from Bloomberg reveals that illegal aliens from remote countries are now showing up in increased numbers at our southern border.

The report reveals that since June, Brazilian encounters are up 43%, and Venezuelan encounters are up 92%.

“While the number of migrants attempting to cross the US southern border from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador fell 43% in August from a year earlier, encounters with US authorities increased 51% among Latin Americans and Caribbeans not from those main emigre nations.”

Outside of the Western Hemisphere, it appears illegal encounters from other countries are also up when compared with the previous year.

“Migrants at the US southern border identified by Customs and Border Protection from specific nations outside Latin America reached 5,026 in August, nearly three times the number from a year ago.”

The report attributed much of the migration from these countries to post-pandemic economic woes.  Whatever the cause, this is another indication that the border crisis won’t end until we get serious about immigration enforcement.

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