Migrant border crossings are on track for a record September, according to preliminary Department of Homeland Security data obtained by the Free Washington Beacon To display.
Customs and Border Protection recorded an average of 7,300 to 7,500 daily encounters with migrants at the southwestern border at the end of September.
These averages are between 219,000 and 225,000 for the month. Any amount in that range marks the worst September for migrant border crossings in U.S. history, according to a review of public CBP data. September 2021 saw 192,000 border crossings, which held the previous record for the worst September in history.
The data comes as red state governors grow increasingly frustrated with President Joe Biden’s response to the border crisis. Govt. Ron DeSantis (R., Fla.) and Greg Abbott (R., Texas) have begun sending migrants to Democratic-majority cities, such as Martha’s Vineyard and Chicago, in recent months in an effort to draw attention to the White House. the lack of progress in controlling illegal immigration.
“These record numbers that we’re seeing at the border have become the new normal,” a senior DHS official told the Free tag. “The question is, how much worse will it get?”
CBP did not respond to a request for comment.
The end of September also marks the end of fiscal year 2022. FoxNews reported that the total number of migrant encounters for fiscal year 2022 topped two million, the highest number ever in U.S. history.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre brushed off criticism of the administration’s handling of the border crisis earlier this month. When asked how to explain the flood of illegal immigrants and asylum seekers entering through the southwestern border, Jean-Pierre said the White House had “taken unprecedented steps over the past year and a half to secure our border and rebuild a more secure and orderly process system. »
“We agree that the border is secure, but there is still work to be done,” said Jean-Pierre.
Americans consistently rank the border crisis among the top issues of concern, according to polls. A survey by NPR in August, a majority of Americans believe that the United States faces an “invasion” on the southern border.