November border encounters broke a new record, after over 233K illegal aliens were encountered at the southern border last month. This is according to a new report released by Customs and Border Protection late last week.
This new record for border encounters also comes on the back of the potential elimination of Title 42, a Trump-era immigration policy implemented during the pandemic. SCOTUS Chief Justice John Roberts recently issued a temporary extension, but the future of this policy hangs in balance.
Fox News did an excellent report on the November border numbers, and mentioned an important statistic about Title 42 and recurring border encounters.
“At least 16% of the migrants encountered had at least one prior encounter in the past year, the agency said. Nearly 67,000 of those encountered were processed for expulsion under Title 42.”
The timing of the report is also interesting, as it was released on Friday 12/23/22 at noon, just before the Christmas weekend holiday. These reports are usually released during the middle of the month. As mentioned in a report from the NY Post, it’s possible this was a strategy to mitigate media interest due to the severity of the situation at the border.
November is the ninth straight month with 200K plus border encounters. This is no longer a border crisis, but a border catastrophe. Exit polls from the recent 2022 midterm election showed that immigration is a top concern among those who voted.
It’s time for our political class to listen to their citizens, and craft a plan to stop this once and for all. This has already ballooned out of control, and it’s not going to end until our government does something about it.