(LibertySociety.com) – As the Biden administration faces increased scrutiny of the way they have handled the crisis at the southern border, a new report shows that over 400,000 undocumented migrants have entered the United States without getting apprehended in the last six months, and that’s just the amount that is known to Customs and Border Protection (CBP). This is reportedly an increase of 30 percent from the same time last year. The border sectors that have seen the highest number of got-aways are the Tucson, El Paso, and Del Rio sectors.
Over 220,000 illegal migrants reportedly crossed the border in March 2023, with 161,000 crossing through ports of entry. The Biden Administration, particularly the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has faced heavy criticism over how it’s dealt with the issue. DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas recently testified about the situation at the southern border during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on March 28th, 2023, where he sparred with several Republican lawmakers about what is taking place.
Senator Ted Cruz notably questioned Secretary Mayorkas about the wristbands that cartels use to traffic migrants across the border, with Secretary Mayorkas claiming that he did not know what they were. Senator Cruz accused Mayorkas of stonewalling and filibustering during his line of questioning, as he refused to call the situation a crisis, something that the chief of CBP testified to in a previous House hearing.
With the end of Title 42 approaching, there are concerns that the issue will spiral out of control further, overwhelming agents and taking away their ability to stop drugs and cartel operations due to an overload of migrant processing. The Biden administration has implemented new policies to try and alleviate the congestion at the ports of entry, but that hasn’t stopped the critics from expressing their frustrations.
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