By Allan Wall, May 14, 2021
The Biden Border Rush is real, and it’s getting worse. The statistics of the U.S. government itself show it to be real.
The website of U.S. Customs and Border Protection has a page called “Southwest Land Border Encounters.” The expression “land border encounters” refers to CBP encounters with those attempting entry through the U.S.-Mexican border. It doesn’t, of course, include those who got through the border and had no contact with CBP (of which the Border Patrol is a part).
The chart on this page shows quite clearly a marked increase beginning in January of 2021 and increasing afterwards to a (thus far) high point in April.
I suggest you look at the chart, which shows the increase very graphically. There’s something about a chart, and lines on a chart, which gets our attention, maybe more than abstract numbers.
On this chart you see the blue line, representing 2021, slowly increasing in November 2020 (when Latin Americans heard of a Biden victory), and it really gets steeper in January (when Biden was inaugurated).
By April 2021 (last reported month) the blue line is much higher than the orange line (2019), the gray line (2018) and the red line (2020).
Note that 2019 was the highest year under the Trump Administration, so the Biden border is already higher than the Trump Administration at its highest point and climbing rapidly.
As for the month of April 2021, a tweet from CBP (Customs and Border Protection) explains that, “In April, CBP encountered over 178,000 persons attempting entry along the SW border. This FY, CBP has already had over 749,600 encounters.”
Under the Trump Administration, the highest number was in May of 2019, with 144,116 entries, lower than the 178,000 of April 2021, under the Biden Administration.
That means as of April, three months into his administration, Joe Biden already has Trump beat. And who knows what it will rise to in the future?
Check out this May 10th video clip by Bill Melugin of Fox News, which portrays Venezuelans crossing the Rio Grande at Del Rio, in Val Verde County, Texas, where they are received by sheriff’s deputies.
Melugin explains that, “Just to put it in perspective for you, here in Del Rio just yesterday alone [May 9], they apprehended more than 900 migrants in total, the local sheriff here telling us as long as his deputies are having to help Border Patrol apprehend these migrants as they come across the Rio Grande, they are not available to respond to calls for service elsewhere in the [3,000+ square-mile] county. So if there’s a shooting or a robbery, they can’t go to it.”
DHS (Department of Homeland Security) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas insisted on May 11th that “the border remains closed.”
Bruno Lozano, the Democratic mayor of Del Rio, Texas, who has to deal with this everyday, disagrees: “I would very much disagree with that statement. The way that it’s been handling or being managed — it seems to be wide open for unlawful entry into the United States.”
The UK’s Daily Mail reported this outrage, with photos and videos, from Quemado on the Texas border: “Five abandoned girls from Honduras and Guatemala were found on Sunday [May 9] on the land of a Texas farmer, hungry and crying after being left by their families to try to get into the country alone in another example of the worsening border crisis. Three of the girls are from Honduras. They are seven, three and two. The other two are from Guatemala and are aged five and 11-months-old.”
So their own families abandon these girls and leave them on the border? If they were American parents they might be charged with child abuse.
According to the Daily Mail, the two-year old can’t even walk yet, and had no clothing on when she was discovered.
Is this the more compassionate border policy the Biden camp promised?
Finally, if you have 8 1/2 minutes to spare, watch this video from the U.S. Senate in which Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) questions the aforementioned Secretary Mayorkas on the topic of the border.
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