The U.S. is breaking records at the border again, but for all the wrong reasons.
In FY 2022 (starting October 1, 2021), there have been 1,746,119 encounters with illegal aliens at the southern border.
As reported by the NY Post, this beats the previous record high for a fiscal year.
“Previously, the highest number of migrants encountered in a fiscal year was 1,734,686 in FY 2021. Before that, the highest was 1,643,679 in FY 2000.”
The Post added that across the entire country “border officials have encountered more than 2 million migrants since Oct. 1, 2021.”
June border numbers were also incredibly high. According to a recently released report from Customs and Border Protection there were 207,416 border encounters last month.
This was technically “down” from the record high of 239,000 recorded in May 2022 that we blogged about.
As pointed out in an extensive report on this topic from Fox News, this is the fourth month in a row with more than 200K encounters at the border.
Another disturbing trend is the number of unaccompanied minors. As reported by Fox:
“The number of unaccompanied children stopped at the border rose by 4% last month to 15,271 — with 752 being held on average per day in CBP custody. The number of family units apprehended slipped 13% to 51,780.”
“The CBP found 15,271 unaccompanied children at the border in June, a four percent increase from May. The average number of unaccompanied children in CBP custody was 752 per day, another increase from May’s average of 692 per day.”
While numbers are technically lower from May to June, this is only due to the astonishingly high number of encounters being recorded.
If your fever drops from 105 to 104 degrees fahrenheit, it doesn’t mean you aren’t sick.
This border crisis is far from over.
It remains to be seen what our elected officials will do to stop it.