Report: Record-breaking number of migrants, an estimated 2 million+, crossed into the US over past 12 months

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WASHINGTON, DC – United States Customs and Border Patrol are reporting that a record number of migrants have entered illegally into the US during the past twelve months. 

They estimate over two million have made the trek from Mexico into the US during this fiscal year.

The Southwest Border Land Encounters reports that Border Patrol agents have apprehended over 1.6 million illegal aliens that have crossed into the country from Mexico throughout this fiscal year. 

Border agents also believe that, on top of the number of those they were able to apprehend, an estimated 400,000 more were able to escape into the country, what the agency refers to as ‘got aways.’

A large number of people are illegally crossing through the southern border of the country with the remainder crossing through different ports of entry.  The increase of illegal aliens has no doubt created a strain on the Customs and Border Patrol.

In speaking about the increase of those that are trying to enter the country illegally, Customs and Border Patrol Acting Commissioner Troy Miller worked toward focusing on the challenge as opposed to the number of people coming into the country. 

He released a written statement in which he said in part:

“The men and women of CBP continued to rise admirably to the challenge, despite the strain associated with operating during a global pandemic that has claimed far too many lives among our frontline personnel.

CBP will continue its work to ensure safety and security at our borders, while managing a fair and orderly immigration system, and facilitating the legitimate trade and travel that is vital to the American economy.”

According to Breitbart News:

“The apprehension of nearly 1.66 million migrants who illegally crossed the border between ports of entry represents an increase of nearly 315 percent over the previous fiscal year’s total of 400,651, the report indicates.

The apprehension of migrant families skyrocketed by more than 763 percent. Unaccompanied minor apprehensions jumped by 374 percent and single adults by 235 percent.”

The reason for the increase of those wishing to enter the country illegally is up for debate.  Republican leaders point to President Joe Biden and his stance on (not) protecting the southern border. 

They even allege that President Biden and his administration are for open borders.

Republican leaders take it a step further and some allege that President Biden wants the illegal aliens to come into the country to help create a larger voting pool to ensure that Democratic leaders continue to get elected.  Democratic leaders dismiss these claims and say the cause has nothing to do with the border, per se, but rather living conditions in their home countries.

Democratic leaders claim that the majority of the illegal aliens are simply wanting to avoid violence, hunger, and/or poverty that has stricken whichever nation they have come from. 

And while this may or may not be true, what is indisputable is the significant increase of those attempting to cross the border after President Biden took office.

Additionally, others believe that the increase in numbers is artificially higher than what is reality.  This is based upon the number of those persons who have been previously deported and then re-entering the country a subsequent time.

Jessica Bolter, an associate policy analyst for the group Migration Policy Institute, claims:

“Repeat crossing rates have skyrocketed this year because expulsions under Title 42 are actually a lower consequence for single adult migrants than they would have faced in previous years…If Border Patrol arrested one person three times in the same year, that would be counted as three encounters.”

Title 42 was initially a part of the 1944 Public Health Services law that gives the government the ability to stop people from entering the country during declared public health emergencies.  President Trump first started using this to prevent illegal aliens from entering the country during the pandemic.   

Bolter, along with many others, believes that the use of Title 42, and the weakness of consequence for those deported underneath it, could well be helping the increase of those who attempt to reenter the country more than once. 

Whether this is true or the Republican’s view is unknown.  However, what is known is that the number of people crossing over illegally into the United States has increased.

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CBP reports record of nearly two million migrants encountered so far in 2021 – and it’s only beginning

Editor note: In 2020, we saw a nationwide push to “defund the police”.  While we all stood here shaking our heads wondering if these people were serious… they cut billions of dollars in funding for police officers.  And as a result, crime has skyrocketed – all while the same politicians who said “you don’t need guns, the government will protect you” continued their attacks on both our police officers and our Second Amendment rights.

And that’s exactly why we’re launching this national crowdfunding campaign as part of our efforts to help “re-fund the police”.

For those looking for a quick link to get in the fight and support the cause, click here.

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Customs and Border Protection is due to report nearly 2 million nationwide migrant encounters in the recently concluded fiscal year 2021. The number of migrants encountered by border guards and CBP officers jumped 202 percent from the previous year’s approximately 647,000.

 

In an exclusive article, Breitbart News reported that a new record was set for the apprehension of migrants by Border Patrol agents for the nine southwest border sectors. Breitbarwrote:

“Of the nearly 1.96 million migrants encountered, more than 1.66 million, a new record for Border Patrol, were migrants apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol agents at the southern, northern, and coastal borders.

“This represents an increase of 310 percent over the previous year’s 405,000 migrants.”

The previous record for apprehensions stood at 1.64 million set in fiscal year 2021.

The report indicates that of the 1.96 million migrants encountered this year, more than 1.6 million occurred after President Biden enacted his lenient immigration policy, reversing the strict, zero tolerance policies of the Trump administration.

The report is expected to reveal that single adult migrants accounted for more than 1.3 million of the total meetings. That number increased from almost 537,000 the year before, or about146 percent.

 

Of those, more than 616,000 came from Mexico and nearly 315,000 came from the countries of the northern triangle of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

After years of complaints by Democrats that the Trump administration could not curtail the arrival of unaccompanied minors crossing the border, the Biden administration has not only failed to curtail the problem but faced an increase in these arrivals.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) report is expected to show that encounters with unaccompanied minors jumped by more than 333 percent. CBP officers and agents encountered more than 148,000 unaccompanied minors — up from only 34,000 the year before.

The big picture seems to be lost on some immigration officials, as they fail to recognize the rising problem. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said during an interview on September 26:

“We are certainly seeing a large number here this year, but in 2019, we saw a large number. In 2014, in 2010. This is nothing new.”

 

That statement was made despite the total number of migrant apprehensions along the southwest border with Mexico is higher than any recorded yearly apprehension statistic, dating to 1925 when 22,199 migrants were arrested by the Border Patrol.

Ironically, that year most Border Patrol were using horseback.

 

The use of mounted officers has come under attack by liberals, who falsely claimed that Border Patrol agents used whips from horseback to control Haitian illegal aliens flooding to Del Rio, Texas earlier this month.

The claims have been disproved by witnesses and experts, yet some still make the claim.

Through a DHS spokesman, Mayorkas said earlier this month:

“The investigation is ongoing. The department is committed to a thorough, independent, and objective process. We are also committed to transparency and will release the results of the investigation once it is complete.”

 

The president of the Border Patrol union, Brandon Judd, said he was concerned that investigators would be pressured to find something wrong just to keep the President in a good light. President Biden promised those responsible would be held to account before the facts were known.:

“They’ve already had the president, the vice president, (White House press secretary) Jen Psaki herself, and the Secretary of Homeland Security have already passed judgment on what took place down there without an investigation taking place.

“So now the investigators are just going to go down there, and they’re going to have to find fault based upon what all of these extremely powerful people have already said.”

 

The fury began when photographs were released on social media, which liberals claimed showed mounted agents using whips. The whips were actually the long reins used to control the horses.

The photographer who took the photographs even said the photographs did not depict whippings. Photographer Paul Ratje said:

“I didn’t ever see them whip anybody with the thing. He was swinging it. But I didn’t see him actually take — whip someone with it. That’s something that can be misconstrued when you’re looking at the picture.”

“Re-Fund the Police”: Law Enforcement Today launches nationwide campaign for Americans to back the blue

Editor note: In 2020, we saw a nationwide push to “defund the police”.  While we all stood here shaking our heads wondering if these people were serious… they cut billions of dollars in funding for police officers.  And as a result, crime has skyrocketed – all while the same politicians who said “you don’t need guns, the government will protect you” continued their attacks on both our police officers and our Second Amendment rights.

And that’s exactly why we’re launching this national crowdfunding campaign as part of our efforts to help “re-fund the police”.

For those looking for a quick link to get in the fight and support the cause, click here.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – You back the Blue.  You support the police.  You quietly buy an officer a cup of coffee at your local coffeehouse.  You bring homemade cookies to your local police station.  You make it a point to thank an officer when you see one out in public.  

You watch the news, aghast to see crowds of anti-police protesters and rioters committing acts of violence and massive property damage.  You pray daily for the Blue family.

And yet, you may feel quite alone.

Politicians and the mainstream news media would have you think that police support is at an all-time low.

Some of you may have found it necessary to take down your Thin Blue Line flags from your house, or to scrape off the Thin Blue Line sticker from your vehicles, due to the potential for violent retaliation by those who hate the police.

Yes, it is the loudest voices that are the ugliest.  They revile and attack those who back the Blue.  They call, “Defund the Police!” at every turn, fueled by the lie that police officers are racists who are out to kill.

But you are actually in excellent company in your support of the blue family.

According to a Gallup poll, 85% of Americans support law enforcement.  That means supporters of the Thin Blue Line are 285 million strong.

Report: Record-breaking number of migrants, an estimated 2 million+, crossed into the US over past 12 months
85% of Americans support Law Enforcement

That would be 285 million who, like you, refuse join in the calls to defund the police.

And that means you are in the company of those who have logic and reason on their side.

After all, we at Law Enforcement Today bring you stories daily of exploding crime in police-defunded areas such as Austin, Portland,  New York City, or Los Angeles.

Homicide rates since defunding are up 58% in Atlanta, up 533% in Portland, and up 37% in Philadelphia.

Shootings in post-defunded New York City are up 64%, and they are up 51% in Los Angeles and up 18% in Chicago.

In addition, you have also followed our disturbing and often tragic stories of attacks on police officers in the era of police defunding.

Felonious attacks on police are on the rise, as documented by the FBI’s Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA) Data Collection.  

According to LEOKA:

“The 50 law enforcement officers feloniously killed in the first 8 months of 2021 represent a 51.5 percent increase compared to the 33 officers killed during the same period in 2020.”

Report: Record-breaking number of migrants, an estimated 2 million+, crossed into the US over past 12 months
370 officers gave their lives in the line of duty in 2020

Also thanks to defunding, police departments across the country now lack training, resources, and equipment.  Ironically, calls for additional training in cultural awareness, de-escalation, and use of force often have to go unheeded due to the lack of financial resources.

Another irony is that the push to do away with less-lethal options such as Tasers and tear gas will simply lead to more fatal police shootings.

These alarming stories and statistics indicate beyond a doubt that defunding the police is absolutely the wrong move for this great country.  You know this, yet you and 285 million other voices are all too often silenced by social pressures as well as physical threats of violence.  

You are even told, “Silence is violence,” when it comes to refusing to stand against law enforcement.

Your voice matters, and you need to be heard.

As Law Enforcement Today National Spokesman Kyle Reyes points out:

“Americans have stood by in disbelief as this ‘defund the police’ movement has spread across America and ravaged our communities.  

“We’ve watched our cities burn, our officers be attacked and violence skyrocket.  

“It’s time to come out of the twilight zone.  It’s time to fight back.”

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Law Enforcement Today, the nation’s largest police-owned media outlet, has developed a way to make your voice heard and oppose those who would seek to remove funding from those who protect and serve.

It’s called the “Re-Fund the Police” campaign.

Reyes explains:

“We wanted to make the “Re-fund the Police” campaign something that everyone- whether you can spare $1 or $1 million – can be a part of.

“People will donate to politicians all day long in hopes that person will get elected and possibly make a difference.

“We are asking for people to come forward and support those who make a difference and save lives every single day.”

Through your generous donations, Law Enforcement today will direct a media and advertising blitz to rally other Americans who, like you, are done with attacks on law enforcement, both physical and financial.  

Here’s what the funds go towards:

  1. We’ve assembled a “strike team” of researchers and reporters who will delve deeply into the devastating impact that defunding the police has on communities and families.  They’re going after not just the “leaders” in Congress who are pushing to defund the police… but they’re exposing everyone from the local politicians and city councils who are behind it.  They’re also tracing the money of exactly who is funding this “defund the police” movement.
  2.  We will focus on publicizing all the negative effects of defunding police while expressing support for our brothers and sisters in blue.  The advertising blitz will be a show of support for police officers all across America.
 

In addition, we will be sending a team of reporters into our communities to share positive stories of law enforcement, stories which are consistently ignored by the mainstream media.

As a thank-you for your generosity in standing strong for the blue family, we are offering access codes for Law Enforcement Today’s Wounded Officer documentary and Border Crisis documentary.  In addition, we offer additional perks such as stickers and Thin Blue Line face masks or yard signs.

Donors are also able to honor or memorialize a member of the blue family.

For those who cannot afford to contribute, we invite you to be a part of a nationwide chain of prayer warriors.  

You can join our prayer chain along with other supporters who are willing to pray for our brothers and sisters in blue.  

Report: Record-breaking number of migrants, an estimated 2 million+, crossed into the US over past 12 months
We support those who protect and serve.

Also, when you sign up for our newsletter, we will keep you informed on how we are continuing to back the Blue, and bring you the stories the mainstream media will not touch.

Now to small businesses who are sick and tired of watching our cities burn as the “defund the police” movement spreads.

For business donors, we are pleased to offer a unique opportunity to make a difference in police departments across the country.

Reyes explains:

“We wanted to make sure small businesses could get in the fight, so we are rolling out the ‘adopt a police department’ program.”

Your business donation will be used to cover stories in the community of your choice, and expose those who are attempting to defund the police.  Those stories, if you choose, will also include a thank you to your business and a link back to your business website.  

In addition, your generous business donation will go toward advertising campaigns that highlight the negative effects of demonizing and defunding the police.

Report: Record-breaking number of migrants, an estimated 2 million+, crossed into the US over past 12 months
We’ve got your 6.

This will give you the opportunity to show to millions of Americans that, unlike “woke” anti-police organizations, you support and appreciate law enforcement.

Reyes points out:

“Corporate America rallied around the Black Lives Matter movement, donating hundreds of millions of dollars to a campaign that brought widespread looting and destruction in our cities.  

“This is an opportunity for businesses to show America that law and order and keeping people safe still means something to them.”

Please join your voice with Law Enforcement Today in this campaign to support all those who protect and serve us.

We invite you to visit the Re-Fund the Police website for further information.

If you have questions, or you want to start your own fundraising team, feel free to email us at [email protected]

It’s time to get in the fight.

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