CBP: At Least 782 Migrants Have Died Crossing the Border in 2022 So Far

United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has reported that nearly 800 illegal aliens have died so far during their attempts to illegally cross the border into the United States in the fiscal year 2022.

According to Fox News, the CBP confirmed the deaths of at least 782 illegal aliens, with 30 dying thus far in the month of September. The high number was primarily attributed to multiple mass-casualty events rather than hundreds of individual deaths. In early September, 13 illegals drowned trying to cross the Rio Grande in the vicinity of Eagle Pass, Texas.

Perhaps most infamously, 53 illegals were found dead in the back of a massive tractor-trailer in June, having apparently burned to death in the sweltering heat after the truck had been abandoned and the doors to the cargo container were left locked from the outside. As a result of this and other incidents, the United Nations named the border between the U.S. and Mexico as the deadliest land-based migration route in the world.

Illegal immigration into the United States has skyrocketed to record highs under Joe Biden, after he promised on the campaign trail to essentially open the border and offer free, taxpayer-funded benefits to illegal aliens such as free healthcare. There have been over two million encounters with illegals at the border in just the fiscal year 2022, with over 208,000 in August, representing a 317 percent increase compared to last August.

However, despite the staggering numbers and the overwhelming of border authorities and communities located along the border, the Biden Administration has repeatedly claimed that the border is secure, with Vice President Kamala Harris describing it as such last week, to much criticism.

A common talking point from the Biden White House, most often repeated by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, is that the Trump Administration allegedly “dismantled” the immigration system and left the Biden White House to “start from scratch;” this claim has also been thoroughly debunked, as the Trump Administration had managed to secure the border and bring illegal immigration down to its lowest levels in modern history.

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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

Photo: TOPSHOT - Haitian migrants, part of a group of over 10,000 people staying in an encampment on the US side of the border, cross the Rio Grande river to get food and water in Mexico, after another crossing point was closed near the Acuna Del Rio International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas on September 19, 2021. - The United States said Saturday it would ramp up deportation flights for thousands of migrants who flooded into the Texas border city of Del Rio, as authorities scramble to alleviate a burgeoning crisis for President Joe Biden's administration. (Photo by PAUL RATJE / AFP) (Photo by PAUL RATJE/AFP via Getty Images)