U.S. border agents detained nearly 100,000 migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border in February, according to two people familiar with preliminary figures, the highest monthly total since a major border surge in mid-2019.
The monthly number of attempted illegal border crossings increased 28 percent in February, the first full month of the Biden administration, according to the senior official currently performing the duties of Customs and Border Protection commissioner.
Troy Miller told reporters Wednesday that CBP had 100,441 encounters with migrants crossing the border in February, up from 78,442 in January. According to a CBP official, about 75,000 of the February migrants were encountered just once, while the other 25,000 attempted crossings were by individuals who had been encountered more than once during the same month.
Miller said that 9,457 of the migrants making illegal crossings were unaccompanied children, a group the administration has struggled to accommodate.
Some migrants are trying to evade border agents, others are mostly Central American families or young children traveling without parents who turn themselves into officials, often to seek asylum.
Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley sector, which spans more than 34,000 square miles (88,000 square kilometers)along the border in southeast Texas, have recently encountered immigrants wearing the bracelets during several apprehensions, said Matthew Dyman a spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
The “information on the bracelets represents a multitude of data that is used by smuggling organizations, such as payment status or affiliation with smuggling groups,” Dyman told Reuters.
The differing smuggling techniques come as Democratic President Joe Biden’s administration has sought to reverse restrictive immigration policies set up by his predecessor, former President Donald Trump. But a recent jump in border crossings have Republicans warning the easing of hardline policies will lead to an immigration crisis.
A video that was taken this morning confirms why many Americans are asking for hardline policies on immigration.
The video was taken in the southeast part of Texas this morning and it’s showing a large-sized crowd of people waiting for the smugglers to ferry them across the Rio Grande into The United States.
Video taken in SE Texas this morning. Huge line of people waiting for smugglers to ferry them across the Rio Grande into the US. Video courtesy of Tripwires and Triggers. #BorderCrisis pic.twitter.com/KtONTzfP85
— Charlotte Cuthbertson (@charlottecuthbo) March 11, 2021
The mainstream media failed to cover this story as always.
They also fail to address the ongoing crisis on the border.
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