Half a million migrants cross the border in ten weeks

More than half a million migrants illegally crossed the southwestern border with Mexico in a 10-week period ending May 15. The record mass migration crisis overwhelms the resources of border patrols and NGOs as they deal with the chaotic level of border crossings.

Between April 1 and May 15, around 513,000 migrants illegally crossed the southwestern border with Mexico. The number reflects apprehensions cited in the April Southwest Border Migration Report and unofficial figures obtained from a law enforcement source within CBP.

The source said officers apprehended around 47,000 migrants in the past seven days.

Until recently, the Rio Grande Valley and Del Rio areas led the country in migrant apprehensions. However, a recent surge in the El Paso sector pushed the outlying Texas and New Mexico sector into the lead, Breitbart Texas reported. The source told Breitbart that officers in the El Paso area detained nearly 5,000 migrants at the area’s processing center on Monday. Haitian migrants represented about 50% of this total.

The El Paso sector is currently at more than double its standard capacity. The source says that in recent days, migrant arrests in the area have topped 1,500. Del Rio area officials report that their processing centers have approximately 40% overcapacity.

The April migration along the southwestern border set an all-time high for April arrests as officers arrested more than 201,000 migrants, Breitbart reported. The report surpasses the previous record set in the last year of the Clinton administration.

The record arrest of 201,800 migrants in April marks a dramatic turnaround from the April 2020 record arrest report, when officers arrested just 16,182 migrants. This represents an increase of nearly 1,150% over the past two years.

In addition to the more than 1.2 million migrants apprehended so far this fiscal year, an additional 364,000 migrants have simply fled and managed to enter the interior of the United States, Breitbart reported.

“The fact is, our borders are not open and we will continue to deport those who enter our country illegally and have no legal basis to stay,” CBP Commissioner Chris Magnus said in a written statement Tuesday. April’s Southwest Land Frontier Meetings. report. “After several months of planning, we are executing a comprehensive strategy to manage our borders in a safe, orderly and humane manner.”

In reality, the southwest border with Mexico is anything but safe, orderly and humane, as nearly two dozen migrants drowned while patrolling the Del Rio border in April. Video reports from Eagle Pass and the Rio Grande Valley continue to show migrants crossing at will. Other reports show the inhumane and potentially deadly circumstances that occur in human smuggling operations along the border.

Bob Price is associate editor and main contributor for the Breitbart Texas-Border team. He is an original member of the Breitbart Texas team. Price is a regular panelist on Fox 26 Houston’s What are you getting at? Sunday morning talk show. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX and Confrontbook.

Randy Clark is a 32-year veteran of the United States Border Patrol. Prior to his retirement, he served as the Division Chief of Law Enforcement Operations, directing the operations of nine Border Patrol posts in the Del Rio, Texas area. Follow him on Twitter @RandyClarkBBTX.


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