(TheConservativeNews.org) – The situation on our southern border, which the Biden administration studiously avoids referring to as a crisis, has been continually shocking the nation in recent months. Stories emerge every day about worsening conditions in holding facilities and the questionable tactics employed by border authorities to manage the flow. Despite this stream of ghastly news, however, the numbers suggest things are only getting worse.
According to preliminary Customs and Border Protection (CBP) figures recently released by House Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX), authorities apprehended over 200,000 people attempting to cross the US-Mexico border in July. This is the highest monthly figure since 2000. What makes it even more concerning is the fact it bucks the usual seasonal trend in terms of undocumented border crossings; numbers generally fall in July.
These monthly statistics also indicate that a record number of unaccompanied children crossed the border, and it was the second-highest number of family units ever, as well.
According to Todd Bensman of the Center for Immigration Studies, there can no longer be “any debate” as to whether this qualifies as a crisis. He added that “deterrence-based policies” needed to become part of the Biden administration’s strategy for dealing with the border as soon as possible.
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