Border Crisis Under Biden Now Reaching Historic Levels As Indicated By September Figures: ‘The Men And Women of CBP Deserve Better’

The number of illegal migrant encounters along the chaotic U.S.-Mexico border spiked again last month according to figures released by the Department of Homeland Security, entering historic figures for the modern era as the Biden administration continues to take heat for failing to adequately deal with the problem.

“Border crossings surpassed 1.6 million annually at least twice recently, in 1986 and in 2000,” The Wall Street Journal reported. “In 2019, when crossings reached a peak under the Trump administration, the Border Patrol made about 850,000 arrests.”

The paper went on to note that the 1.66 million arrests in Fiscal Year 2021, which started in October 2020, was “the highest annual number ever recorded.”

Customs and Border Protection said that the agency recorded 192,001 encounters along the southern border for the month of September, which represented a slight decrease from the previous month.

Former acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf blasted the Biden administration for its policies, which he blames for the dramatic uptick in illegal crossings.

“Nine months after President Joe Biden took office, his administration’s border security strategy has failed. Instead of upholding the rule of law, the administration has chosen to open the border by eliminating effective, humane border security policies that were working, replace those policies with no alternative, and then process the subsequent historic flows of illegal aliens into the United States as quickly as possible,” he said.

“And make no mistake, contrary to the Biden administration’s spin, the vast majority of those apprehended at the southern border are being released into our communities, as CBP’s own publicly available numbers show,” Wolf added.

“The men and women of CBP deserve so much better than this. They deserve leaders who will help them do their jobs, enforce the rule of law, and give them the tools they need. The Biden administration has done the opposite at every turn, and we’re all paying the price for it,” he continued.

His comments were backed up by former CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan.

“No doubt the Biden administration will try to spin these still sky-high numbers as some sort of win, but don’t be fooled. These 192,000 apprehensions are still more than 40,000 higher than the highest monthly total during the 2019 crisis, a crisis that then-President Trump quickly and successfully moved to solve,” he said.

“The Biden administration knowingly created a crisis because it sees a political benefit in mass illegal immigration, and thus it has no interest in slowing the historic surge to our border. More importantly, however, official apprehensions dropped slightly while the number of got-aways—those who evade apprehension and enter the country after escaping law enforcement—increased from August,” Morgan added.

“The numbers remain at unsustainable highs, and now more illegal aliens are crossing the border without even being apprehended, as more and more Border Patrol agents are pulled off the line to process migrants through overcrowded CBP facilities and release them into the United States. This cannot continue.”

“The Biden administration’s open-borders agenda is destructive, inhumane, and unsustainable,” Lora Ries, former acting DHS deputy chief of staff noted as well.

“It’s become abundantly clear that the Biden administration sees these historic numbers as a feature, not a bug, and is content to continue processing tens of thousands of illegal aliens into the country, all in pursuit of new voters added to the rolls if Democrats ram through a massive amnesty. The American people are fed up with this,” she said.

“They are tired of seeing the Biden administration make a mockery of laws and deny the very crisis they created. It’s time for concerned citizens across the country to put real, unmistakable pressure on their elected representatives to get this crisis under control and restore order on our border,” she added.

“We have the power to force change if only we will use it.”