The number of illegal immigrants who were caught entering the United States through the US-Mexican border in the month of July 2021 surpassed 200,000, and is the highest since 2000, according to Department of Homeland Security data.
A senior DHS official has revealed in a court filing this week that agents of US Customs and Border Protection registered about 210,000 “encounters” with illegal immigrants last month.
The situation at the border migrant crisis is rapidly deteriorating, and the clueless administration of Sleepy Joe Biden isn’t doing anything to address it under influence of ill-minded far-left progressivist Marxists.
The data came from David Shahoulian, who is the assistant secretary for border and immigration policy at the Homeland Security Department.
July 2021 also saw the breaking of another record – of those “encountered”, more than 19,000 turned out to be “unaccompanied” minors; another 80,000 cases were of family units “traveling together.
Previously, May saw about 180,000 illegal immigrants stopped after crossing the border, while the June figure was about 189,000.
Thus, in May and June, an average of more than 6,000 encounters was registered per day, while in July the daily average grew to 6,779 individuals.
Shahoulian described the July monthly figures, which are the highest since the 2000 fiscal year, as “historic.”
Attack on Title 42 by wokeist pro-illegal immigration activists
Customs and Border Protection has not yet released the official figures about the number of illegals it stopped at the Southern border in July.
However, Shahoulian offered preliminary figures in paperwork filed in the District Court of DC, for a case initiated by the American Civil Liberties Union, which is challenging the use of public health policy known as Title 42.
Title 42 was instituted under the Trump administration and allows the government to expel illegal immigrants because of concerns about the spread of COVID-19.
In the papers, Shahoulian argued that stopping the regulation called Title 42 now is going to carry serious risks – a testimony showing that at least some in the Biden administration aren’t completely devoid of basic decency and common sense.
Of course, he recommended that the police remain in place based on public health grounds, nothing else.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday extended the Title 42 order, which the Trump administration issued last October.
The CDC made it clear the anti-migration measure would remain in place until the illegal immigrants – or “noncitizens” – cease to be a serious threat to public health.
The 210,000 illegal immigrant encounters for July mark a 413.08% increase compared with July 2020 when 40,929 were recorded.
It has taken the total number of encounters in the fiscal year 2021 to around 1,329,204, an increase of 279.3% from the 350,400 recorded in the first 10 months of the 2020 fiscal year.