Statistics show that the number of illegal immigrants entering the United States from the southern border continues to rise, with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) having arrested more than one million people so far this year.
According to the Washington Post, USA Today and The Hill, the last time CBP detained more than a million people was in 2006. Considering the heat in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas, and the risks of traveling long distances, far fewer people chose to cross the border in the summer than this year; unlike in the past, nearly 189,000 illegal immigrants were arrested in June, up 5 percent from May and significantly higher than the 68,000 arrested in June 2006.
On average, about 500 children and teenagers arrived alone at the border unaccompanied by their parents each day in June, compared with about 600 per day in March. The New York Times reported that as of July 16, 15,253 illegal immigrant children had been placed in shelters supervised by the federal Department of Health.
CBP Acting Director Troy Miller said, “We are in the hottest part of the summer and we are seeing a large number of distress calls to CBP from migrants, and despite CBP’s best efforts to find and rescue people who are lost or in distress, the terrain along the border is extreme, and migrants in many areas must hike miles of desert after crossing the border.”
The commentary says that the reversal of Trump administration policies since President Biden took office has resulted in months of growth in people entering the U.S. illegally, which has now risen to a peak in the past 20 years. The Democratic Party said that Central America’s poverty and the deterioration of law and order, the local people only to leave their homes, the United States should be given asylum; Republicans severely criticized the Democrats in order to increase votes, reckless acceptance of illegal immigrants, that the Democratic Party’s policy will damage American jobs, affecting social security.
Media polls show: Currently about 1/3 of the nation agrees with the Biden administration’s immigration policy, and 51% oppose it, with Republican voters opposing it by as much as 90%.
Chad Wolf, former acting secretary of Homeland Security, told Fox News, “We are in the midst of a historic crisis at the southern border, and instead of fixing the problem, they are doing the exact opposite.”