The last 12 months saw a record total of over 2 million illegal aliens come across the southern border, Breitbart reports.
The total amount of illegals for Fiscal Year 2021 consists of about 1.66 million who were successfully apprehended by Border Patrol before ultimately being released, and around 400,000 “gotaways,” who managed to evade authorities and sneak into the country undetected.
This represents a 315 percent increase from Fiscal Year 2020, which saw only about 400,000 illegals apprehended by Border Patrol. In addition, the rate of apprehension for alleged family units of illegals skyrocketed by over 763 percent, while the rate of unaccompanied minors being apprehended rose by 374 percent, and single adult apprehensions increased by 235 percent.
“The men and women of CBP continued to rise admirably to the challenge, despite the strain associated with operating during a global pandemic that has claimed far too many lives among our frontline personnel,” said CBP Acting Commissioner Troy Miller in a statement. “CBP will continue its work to ensure safety and security at our borders, while managing a fair and orderly immigration system, and facilitating the legitimate trade and travel that is vital to the American economy.”
Of the nine sectors that make up the southern border, the heaviest traffic was in the Rio Grande Valley Sector, with 550,000 apprehensions; this represents a 506 percent increase from the previous year, which saw only 90,000. The Del Rio Sector came in second with over 260,000 apprehensions, which was 543 percent more than last year’s total of just over 40,000.
“I’ve never seen it as bad as what it is right now,” said Brandon Judd, President of the National Border Patrol Council. “We just don’t have the manpower and resources to do what we need to do to both detect and apprehend everything that’s crossing the border.”
The historic spikes in illegal immigration across the southern border have been attributed to Joe Biden’s rhetoric on the campaign trail in 2020 in favor of illegal aliens. At the primary debates and other campaign events, Biden explicitly campaigned on promises to open the border and let as many illegals in as possible, while also pledging to provide taxpayer-funded benefits to all illegals, including “free” healthcare. The rising immigration numbers also represent a health crisis for the United States, as many of these illegals enter the country with the Chinese coronavirus and other diseases; yet there is currently no mandate in place for illegals to be vaccinated before they are released into the country.