by Tristan Justice at the Federalist
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) apprehended a record number of migrants crossing the southwest border last month, breaking the previous monthly record set in December, according to new numbers out Saturday.
Federal border agents reported 269,735 apprehensions in September, bringing the total for fiscal year 2023 to more than 2.47 million. That number is up from nearly 2.38 million arrests in fiscal year 2022 and more than 1.73 million in 2021. Just more than 458,000 were documented in 2020, the final year of President Donald Trump’s administration. Border Patrol’s September numbers mark a more than 18 percent spike in apprehensions from September last year and a nearly 16 percent increase from this past August.
“This fiscal year may have ended, but the historic crisis at our Southwest border sparked by Secretary [Alejandro] Mayorkas’ policies rages on,” Green said in a statement. “CBP and the Border Patrol continue to be completely overwhelmed by the flood of illegal immigration that has not stopped since he and President Biden took office. We also can’t forget about the 1.7 million known gotaways, some of whom may be seeking to cause the same type of devastation we saw in Israel on October 7.”
The September numbers from CBP also broke the record for…Continue Reading