The number of illegal immigrants who have been arrested for crossing over the border into the United States skyrocketed during the month of March, hitting more than 171,000, which is the highest number seen in America over the course of the last 15 years, according to data presented by The Washington Post.
Figures from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency contradict claims made by President Joe Biden that this current crisis is no different than ones dealt with in the past.
Here’s more from Newsmax:
Last month, CBP took in more than 18,800 unaccompanied minors, a 99% rise from February and a figure significantly more than the previous one-month high of 11,861 in May 2019.
The jump in the number of migrants arriving as part of family groups was even greater last month, soaring to more than 53,000 from 19,246 in February and 7,294 in January.
“These numbers suggest a new level of challenge for the administration as they look for a sensible border strategy, particularly given the rise in the number of families,” said Andrew Selee, president of the nonpartisan Migration Policy Institute. “They’re facing a set of tough options for trying to manage the flow in a way that’s consistent with the desire for humanitarian treatment and yet dissuades people from coming.”
The massive increase in border crossings during the first two months of Biden’s term as president is much higher than any other comparable period over the last 20 years. During the last big surge in 2019, border crossings were around 45,000. Between January and March of 2021, those numbers are much higher at 90,000.
Of course, Biden is attempting to do everything in his power to ignore the crisis at the border. He’s engaged in magical thinking, believing that if he says enough times out loud that there’s no border crisis, things will magically fix themselves.