Alarming Rise of Illegal Immigrants at US Border

The new data by US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) has indicated a record upsurge in illegal immigration in the United States. Almost 1.7 million people tried to enter the US illegally over the last 12 months.

The number of illegal immigrants is standing at an all-time high in the US

CBP showed a miserable state of affairs, as the data told the number of arrests touched an all-time high in fiscal year 2021. This is the highest number ever reported in a single year over the last six decades.

Biden’s soft policies continue attracting more and more people towards the border. Of all these people, single adults constitute almost 1.1 million of the total crossers, while almost 479,000 families reportedly crossed into the United States.

Meanwhile, unaccompanied minors pose a significant threat to the Biden administration, as almost 147,000 children were captured at the border during the last fiscal year.

As these children cannot be deported under Title 42 restrictions, nearly 1,100 of them still remain in the government’s custody. Citizens from over 160 countries contributed to these crises, with Mexico sending the lion’s share of illegal immigrants to US borders.

Republicans advised Biden to reinstate Trump’s border policies

Meanwhile, Republicans blasted President Biden for not extending Trump’s border policies. Mike Pompeo, the former Secretary of State, said the Biden administration could have avoided the ongoing mess by complying with Trump-era policies.

Senator Tom Cotton advised Biden to declare a national health emergency for the country to avert the imminent immigration crisis; it is not only putting the country’s security at risk, but also straining US resources.

Republicans’ policies reduced illegal immigrants to almost 400,000 in the year 2020, which suggests enacting the same policies again can solve these crises. One of the reasons for the persisting upsurge in immigrants is the recent hurricanes and other natural disasters in Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala.

Before this, immigrant apprehensions reached such a high level in the late 1990s when people from various countries got attracted to the rising construction jobs in the US.

As the Supreme Court reinstated Trump’s era policy “Remain in Mexico,” the Biden administration is likely to comply with the court’s orders that can reduce the number of incoming immigrants to a large extent.

Despite having a mammoth surge in the border crisis, Biden has yet to pay a single visit to the border, which depicts his inability to face the crisis himself.

Meanwhile, Democrats are building a fence around Biden’s summer home in Delaware, which has sparked criticism from many. Sean Hannity, a Fox News commentator, said instead of building the wall at the US border, the president is building a wall around his beach with taxpayers’ money.

He further criticized Biden, noting the president has enough time to spend every weekend at Delaware’s beach, but cannot visit the border, despite its massive crisis.