With the ever-growing crisis at the border, thanks to Joe Biden’s failed immigration policies, the month of June has seen the single largest rise in border crossings by illegals since he took office.
House Republicans sounded the alarm on Twitter, noting that more than 207,000 illegal aliens were detained at the southern border in June alone.
In total, more than 1.74 million migrants had been stopped at the southwest border through June, breaking the record set through all of the last fiscal year with three months still to go in this fiscal year.
With that unprecedented increase in June, that makes more than 3 million migrants in total that have been prevented from crossing into the US illegally since Biden took office, and yet the Democrat commander-in-chief still has yet to visit the southern border.
The latest numbers from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) show that while apprehensions fell sharply from May to June, they were still above 200,000 for a fourth straight month.
“Because of President Biden’s open-border policies and refusal to enforce our immigration laws, there were 207,416 illegal migrant encounters at our border in June,” Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Peoria, said in a tweet that used the trending hashtag #BidenBorderCrisis.
Additionally, CBP said a record number of terrorist screening hits occurred in June, as well as a 62 percent increase in cocaine seizures as the drug crisis continues ravaging communities across the country.
“We are averaging over 200,000 a month,” said Ira Mehlman, spokesperson for the Federation for American Immigration Reform. “June numbers (are) down a bit, but bragging about 9.1% to 8.9% is not going to please anybody.”
Mehlman said the numbers are “trending in the wrong direction,” and “there’s every expectation that the numbers are going to continue to soar until this administration decides that it is going to exercise its responsibilities and obligations to secure our borders and enforce our laws.”
CBP Commissioner Chris Magnus recently issued a warning to illegal aliens and traffickers, especially during the current extreme summer weather that recently killed more than 50 migrants being smuggled in a trailer.
“My message to those considering taking this dangerous journey is simple: this is not an easy passage, the human smugglers only care about your money – not your life or the lives of your loved ones,” Magnus said, “and you will be placed in removal proceedings from the United States if you cross the border without legal authorization and are unable to establish a legal basis to remain.”
Meanwhile, the federal government has awarded a $171.7 million contract to the George Soros-linked Vera Institute of Justice to help illegal aliens avoid deportation, and the Biden administration has lessened prosecutions for those illegally invading the country.