Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas confirmed Thursday that federal agents made more than 212,000 migrant encounters in July alone; a 13% jump since June.
“Mayorkas, in a visit to the border in Texas, said that 212,672 migrants were encountered at the southern border in July, a 13% increase over the already massive 188,000 migrant encounters in June. In July 2020, there were just 40,929 encounters,” reports Fox News.
“It is complicated, changing and involves vulnerable people at a time of a global pandemic,” Mayorkas said.
“We have a plan, we are executing our plan and that takes time,” he said.
“Mayorkas also said the resurgence of the American economy was a factor for why migrants are making the journey to the U.S. He said the ending of the Trump administration’s policy and the re-establishment of asylum laws were factors, as well,” adds Fox.
CBP will need to add another block to their graph (which only goes up to 200K) to include the 212,672 migrant encounters just announced for July. pic.twitter.com/xkAeW9n1iH
— Adam Shaw (@AdamShawNY) August 12, 2021
“Biden OWNS this border crisis!” posted Congresswoman Elise Stefanik on Twitter.
Biden OWNS this border crisis!https://t.co/U7636WM3OU
— Rep. Elise Stefanik (@RepStefanik) August 12, 2021
The data comes days after Vice President Kamala Harris released her “5 Pillar Approach” to tackling the border crisis.
“In Central America, the root causes of migration run deep—and migration from the region has a direct impact on the United States,” Harris said in a statement.
“For that reason, our nation must consistently engage with the region to address the hardships that cause people to leave Central America and come to our border,” she added.
“For decades, our nation has engaged in Central America,” Harris continued. “Often well intentioned, the engagement has often not been consistent. And over the last few years, the United States significantly pulled back from work in the region.”
“The COVID-19 pandemic and extreme weather conditions have indeed exacerbated the root causes of migration—which include corruption, violence, trafficking, and poverty. While our Administration is proud that we have sent millions of vaccine doses and hurricane relief, we know that it is not enough to alleviate suffering in the long term.
“The root causes must be addressed both in addition to relief efforts—and apart from these efforts. In everything we do, we must target our efforts in those areas of highest out-migration—and ensure that these programs meet the highest standards of accountability and effectiveness,” she added.
Read the full report here.
BIDEN on ???: ‘What Kind of Country Are We Going to Be with 4 More Years of George??’
Former Vice President Joe Biden continued his gaffe-filled basement campaign over the weekend; apparently warning the country of the dangers posed by “four more years” of “George.”
“What kind of country are we going to be?” asked Biden alongside his wife Dr. Jill Biden. “Four more years of George, uh, he uh, we’re going to find ourselves in a position where that if Trump is gets elected we’re going to be in a different world!”
WATCH: Joe Biden confuses President Trump with George Bush.
"4 more years of George, uh, George…" pic.twitter.com/Zzt2brIaYS
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) October 26, 2020
Watch Biden’s bizarre comments above.
BIDEN on ???: ‘We’re Posed… It Can Be Done… To Light Up the Path, I’m Taking Too Much Time’
Former Vice President Joe Biden continued his gaffe-filled campaign from his Delaware basement this week; bizarrely admitting he’s “taking too much time” to get to the point.
“I believe this with every fiber of my being… We’re posed, what I’ve proposed, it can be done, I think we’re in a position to really make it happen!” said Biden.
He has zero clue what he’s saying.pic.twitter.com/xbgIpjyIvb
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) July 8, 2020
“Critical laws… On politics, look, yes, I’m taking too much time,” he added.
Watch Biden’s bizarre video above.