The number of migrants crossing the United States border from Mexico continued to surge this summer, with new data from the Department of Homeland Security showing more than 200,000 encounters between immigrants and Federal Agents.
That’s up 317% compared to August 2020.
“The source told Fox that there were 208,887 encounters in August. While it marks the first decrease in migrant encounters seen under the Biden administration, where migrant encounters have been sharply rising for months, it is only a 2% drop over the more than 212,000 encounters in July,” reports Fox News.
“Additionally, the 208,887 number for August represents a 317% increase over last August 2020 which saw 50,014 apprehensions — and a 233% increase over August 2019, where there were 62,707 apprehensions during that year’s border crisis,” adds Fox.
“We have a plan, we are executing our plan and that takes time,” said DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas last month.
“A couple of days ago I was down in Mexico, and I said look, you know, if, if our borders are the first line of defense, we’re going to lose and this is unsustainable,” Mayorkas said. “We can’t continue like this, our people in the field can’t continue and our system isn’t built for it.”
Read the full report at Fox News.
100% KENNEDY: Biden’s Immigration Plan Like ‘Giving Whiskey and Car Keys to a Teenager’
Senator John Kennedy perfectly summed up the Biden administration’s response to the spiraling border crisis Tuesday; saying the plan is like “giving whiskey and car keys to a teenager.”
“I think that the reason the vice president went to Guatemala and met with President [Alejandro] Giammattei is to offer him billions and billions of American taxpayer dollars to try to make his country better, and with no disrespect but that’s like giving whiskey and car keys to a teenager,” Kennedy told “Fox & Friends.”
‘Like Giving Whiskey And Car Keys To A Teenager’: Sen. Kennedy Mocks Giving Guatemala Taxpayer Money https://t.co/BCem6VDYt1
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 8, 2021
“President Giammattei is an authoritarian. He presides over a corrupted administration. They’re probably going to steal the money. Corruption is rampant,” Kennedy continued. “Now, you don’t have to be Einstein’s cousin to figure all of this out.”
100% KENNEDY: The Only Geniuses in Biden’s Dept. of Homeland Security ‘Are the Visitors’
Senator John Kennedy ripped the Biden administration’s handling of the southern border Monday after learning the White House is paying $2 billion to STOP wall construction; calling the move “a crime against nature and intelligence.”
“I read the article about President Biden, Biden’s decision to pay the contractors $2 billion not to build the wall, not to finish the wall, and here’s my conclusion about that,” Kennedy told “Fox & Friends.”
“What do you call a genius in President Biden’s Homeland Security Department? A visitor,” Kennedy quipped.
“What he’s doing is a crime against nature and intelligence,” he added.
“Border walls work and we’ve had a border wall for 30 years in America,” Kennedy said. “Every president since then has supported it including President [Barack] Obama and President [Bill] Clinton, except President Biden. I think the conclusion is almost inescapable, folks, that President Biden believes in open borders.”
Sen. John Kennedy Rips Biden After News Of $2 Billion Halt To Border Wall Construction https://t.co/4q4PQBQ99k
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 26, 2021
Video emerged on social media Thursday apparently showing a group of Central American migrants being escorted across the border by Federal Agents and placed into waiting vehicles operated by Border Patrol.
“NEW: More groups of migrants being walked through the border gate to a waiting Border Patrol van here in Del Rio this morning. This is one of several groups we’ve seen come through today. Our drone team in RGV says 300+ have already crossed in La Joya, TX as of 9am,” posted Fox Los Angeles’ Bill Melugin.
NEW: More groups of migrants being walked through the border gate to a waiting Border Patrol van here in Del Rio this morning. This is one of several groups we’ve seen come through today. Our drone team in RGV says 300+ have already crossed in La Joya, TX as of 9am. @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/QilYPqRCmO
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) July 22, 2021
This group of Haitian men just walked through the border gate and turned themselves in to Border Patrol. We have seen hundreds of Haitians arriving here in Del Rio this week. The flow of migrants showing up is almost nonstop every day unless there’s a big storm. @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/KmHcYccLul
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) July 21, 2021
Watch Kennedy’s comments above.