Migrant Apprehensions at Southern Border in July Jump 420 Percent over Last Year

Migrant apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border are getting worse by the day and even worse month over month.

U.S. Border Patrol agents have reported that in July, agents apprehended nearly 210,000 migrants who illegally crossed the border from Mexico.

This represents an increase of 420 percent compared to July 2020.


“CBP continues to take necessary measures to safely manage the Southwest Border and protect the health of communities, personnel, and migrants themselves, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Troy Miller said.

“Despite the ‘necessary measures,’ the apprehension of migrants illegally crossing the border from Mexico has drastically increased every month since President Joe Biden took office in January and reversed the highly successful programs put in place during the Trump administration. In February, President Biden’s first full month in office, apprehensions jumped to 97,642. Since the end of January, apprehensions jumped from 75,142 to 199,777 — an increase of 142 percent in six months, according to the CBP’s July Southwest Land Border Encounters report,” Breitbart reported.

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The Rio Grande Valley Sector in South Texas continues to see massive increases in what is already the busiest sector in the nation. Agents in this sector apprehended 80,306 migrants in July — an increase of 961 percent over the same month last year. So far this year, RGV Sector agents have apprehended more than 412,000 migrants so far this fiscal year. This is up 518 percent over the same period last fiscal year, officials reported.

Between October 1, 2020, and July 31, 2021, Border Patrol agents apprehended 1,279,394 migrants (up 327 percent over last year) including 175,438 single adults (up 260 percent), 179,880 Family Unit Aliens (up 1,692 percent), and 56,730 Unaccompanied Single Minors (up 621 percent).

“CBP has also adapted to changing dynamics between ports of entry along the Southwest Border, continuing to take steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by expelling roughly half of those encountered under CDC’s Title 42 public health authority,” Commissioner Miller concluded in his remarks.

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U.S. Customs and Border Patrol reported apprehending 188,829 illegal migrants in June.

In July, Border Patrol revealed they apprehended 210,000, which broke the previous record the month before.

The total for the fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30, has reached 1.3 million.

The last time border apprehension numbers reached 1 million was in 2006.

Todd Bensman of the Center for Immigration Studies argued that the final numbers “will show that the border crisis is going from record high to record high in an upward climb into a red-zone crisis that will defy any control, short of a radical about-face by the Biden administration.”

Bensman said Border Patrol facilities “are overrun in the crisis’s Texas epicenter, as are hundreds of border communities that have rarely experienced anything like the steadily worsening chaos of wandering immigrants; high-speed car chases; crime; fear of Covid; and widespread insecurity.”

A leaked presidential briefing document reveals that a whopping 20 percent of unaccompanied migrant children who illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border are testing positive for COVID-19 after being released into communities by Border Patrol.

The presidential document was obtained by NBC News, which also states that 18 percent of migrant families are testing positive for the pandemic virus after they are released by Border Patrol officials into border communities.