The invasion is unprecedented as even the New York Times is forced to admit.
Migrants were caught crossing the southern border of the United States more times in the past year than in any other year since at least 1960, when the government started keeping track of the data.
It is the third record-setting year in a row, during a time when migration around the world is at historic highs.
There were more than 2.4 million apprehensions in the 2023 fiscal year, which ended in September. That tops the previous record, set a year earlier, of more than 2.3 million, according to government data released on Saturday. During the 2021 fiscal year, there were more than 1.7 million apprehensions.
Remind me again of what those years have in common?
But instead of focusing on the problem, the open border, the Biden administration keeps up its diversionary attempt to focus on source countries.
“This moment, when it comes to migration, is something totally aberrational in terms of the historic import that it has,” Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken said this month during remarks at the Baker Institute at Rice University in Texas.
“It used to be that when there was a migration crisis, it tended to be one — maybe one source country at a time,” Mr. Blinken added. “Maybe it was Haiti. Maybe it was Cuba. Maybe it was Guatemala, Honduras or El Salvador, the so-called Northern Triangle countries. Now it’s all of the above, plus Venezuela, plus Nicaragua, plus Ecuador.”
The source countries are of limited relevance. Everyone, thanks to social media, now knows that if they fly into Mexico and walk to the border, they’re in like Flynn. Forget Honduras, we’ve got Chinese and Russians showing up at the border.
Not to mention more terror watchlist folks than ever.
Border officials arrested 18 people on the FBI’s terror watchlist in September, making fiscal year 2023 a record year for such encounters at the southern border.
According to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) statistics released Saturday, 169 people on the FBI terror watchlists were encountered between ports of entry at the southern border in the past twelve months, a number that exceeds not only FY 22’s record-setting total (98) but the last six fiscal years combined.
And of course it’s mostly military-age men.
A majority of the migrants crossing the southern border are single adults. There were a total of 1.6 million single adult crossings recorded in the 2022 fiscal year (FY). As of Oct. 13, 2023, there were 1.5 million single adult crossings this year.
And the numbers only get worse from there.
In total, 3.2 million non-U.S. citizens attempted to enter the country illegally or through means established by the Biden administration, such as being paroled into the country at ports of entry. Of the 3.2 million, 1.1 million came through ports, and 2.06 million entered illegally around the ports.
And the year isn’t even over yet.