Thousands Of Illegal Immigrants Slip By Overwhelmed Border Agents
Over 9,500 illegal immigrants have managed to avoid arrest and entered the country in one particular spot at the southern border since Oct. 1, according to statistics.
The Rio Grande Valley sector of the border in Texas also saw 100,000 illegal encounters since the beginning of Oct., a 163% increase since the same time in 2020, according to a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) source.
NEW: In one 24 hour span here in the Rio Grande Valley sector over the weekend, there were 2,284 illegal immigrants encountered, per DHS source. Since October 1st, there have already been 101,808 encounters here, up 163% from same time last year. 9,500+ known gotaways. @FoxNews
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) December 6, 2021
Migrants continue to cross the border in record numbers. From Oct. 1, 2020, to Sept. 30, 2021, border agents encountered over 1.7 million at the southern border.
The Biden administration was ordered to reinstate former President Donald Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy that requires asylum seekers to apply and await a court date in Mexico, however, Biden added several caveats to the policy.
In Texas, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has deployed the state’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) to step to and support border agents who are overwhelmed by the surge of migrants crossing into Texas.
Texas DPS, Lt. Craig Cummings said that state troopers are stepping in to protect Texans and ensure the threats at the border doesn’t move further north.
“This is exactly what we’re doing down here all the time,” Cummings said. “Not only do we have troopers out here that are patrolling and making these traffic stops that we just saw, but we’ve got boats that are out here on the Rio Grande Valley, we’ve got Texas Rangers that are down here on the border, we’ve got air assets in the air. We’re working with our partners: at the federal, at the state, and at the local level to secure Texas and address this threat that’s facing our communities.”
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said that they don’t typically include “gotaways” in their statistics.