According to US Customs and Border Protection, more than 230,000 illegals had been encountered by Border Patrol along the southern border during October, marking an all-time high in a month, Fox News reported.
The number of encounters last month was an increase of 1.3 percent over September, which saw a record 227,000 border encounters in a month.
Nearly 20 percent of those apprehended in October had attempted to cross the US border at least once before over the last 12 months, Customs and Border Protection said.
According to multiple sources with Customs and Border Protection, the number of got-aways during the month of October was approximately 64,000, meaning on average about 2,000 illegals were slipping past Border Patrol daily.
While the Biden administration continues to insist that the border with Mexico is “closed,” the data doesn’t support the claim.
During the 2022 fiscal year which ended on September 30, Border Patrol encountered 2,378,944 illegal aliens, the largest number ever recorded in a single fiscal year. Additionally, there were 599,000 known got-aways during FY2022, according to sources with Customs and Border Protection.
Early in his presidency, Biden insisted that surges in border crossings happen every year.
While it is true that patterns of migration tend to increase in the spring, the surges experienced in the springs of 2021 and 2022 far outpaced the usual springtime surges. What’s more the surges during Biden’s presidency have occurred throughout the year rather than just in the spring.
Homeland Security officials said since May, over 355,000 individuals “without a legal basis to remain” have been removed from the United States. Those removals account for only 25 percent of those encountered at the US border during the same period, the New York Post reported.