Posted on January 24, 2023

4.2 Million Migrants Apprehended Along Southwest Border Under Biden Admin

Bob Price, Breitbart, January 21, 2023

Border Patrol agents apprehended a record-setting 4.2 million migrants during his first 23 months in office. The apprehension of 221,181 migrants by Border Patrol agents along the southwest border during the month of December brought the FY23 total to 633,451.

In a bizarre statement released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) late Friday evening, Acting Commissioner Troy Miller wrote, “The December update shows our new border enforcement measures are working.” His statement followed the Friday-night news dump with the release of the December Southwest Land Border Migration Report.

The report, released after the close of business on Friday night, shows Border Patrol agents apprehended 221,181 migrants during the month of December in the nine southwest border sectors. This brought the total for the new fiscal year to 633,451. In contrast, during the entire FY2020, President Donald Trump’s last full fiscal year in office, agents apprehended a total of 400,651.

During the last twelve months, agents apprehended more than 2.3 million migrants.

Commissioner Miller continued to blame other countries for the record-setting irregular migration crisis that developed immediately after President Joe Biden was sworn into office two years ago.

“This new migration challenge is not unique to the United States,” Miller deflected. “There are 2.5 million Venezuelans now living in Colombia and 1.5 million in Peru; Brazil and Chile are hosting more than 350,000 Haitians, and the number of displaced Nicaraguans in Costa Rica has more than doubled in the last 12 months alone.”

“In December, the large number of individuals fleeing failing communist regimes in Nicaragua and Cuba contributed to an increased number of migrants attempting to cross the border,” CBP officials stated.

Including both Border Patrol apprehensions and CBP migrant encounters at ports of entry, the total number of migrant encounters in December hit the highest-ever level with nearly 252,000 total encounters, Breitbart Texas reported.

In response, Lora Ries, former acting DHS deputy chief of staff and director of the Heritage Foundation’s border security team wrote, “It’s easy to get lost in all the numbers, but don’t let this one pass by without being shocked and outraged. Biden’s border crisis is literally historic and has been for years now, but this is simply a devastating number.”