Biden is setting records —just not the good kind.
According to a Fox News report, a record-setting 230,678 migrant encounters were logged at the southern border in October, the first month of fiscal year 2023. The number represents a significant increase over prior Octobers, with last year hitting 164,837 encounters and the year before just 71,929.
Fox News border correspondent Bill Melugin shared the numbers on Twitter:
BREAKING: CBP reports there were 230,678 migrant encounters at the border in October, the first month of fiscal year 2023. It is an enormous increase over recent Octobers.
OCT FY'23 : 230,678
OCT FY'22 : 164,837
OCT FY'21 : 71,929
OCT FY'20: 45,139
OCT FY'19: 60,781 @FoxNews
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) November 15, 2022
From Fox News:
October’s numbers show a 1.3% increase over September, according to the CBP. Nearly 20% of those apprehended this month had tried to cross the border at least once before in the past 12 months. The border crisis has been a major problem under President Biden’s administration, with several Republican governors taking drastic measures to address the issue.
Multiple CBP sources also told Fox News that the department saw roughly 64,000 “gotaways” in October, meaning roughly 2,000 migrants slipped past border patrols every day.
Biden’s administration has insisted that the U.S.-Mexico border is “closed” despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.
September itself also set a record with 227,000 border encounters.
The September data revealed the fiscal year 2022 ended with 2,378,944 migrant encounters, the highest ever recorded in a fiscal year. This figure does not include the 599,000 known “gotaways” that CBP sources told Fox News evaded capture in the fiscal year 2022.
More over at Fox News:
CBP reports all-time record 230,000 migrant encounters at US border in October https://t.co/3nYonO6LFu
— Fox News Politics (@foxnewspolitics) November 15, 2022