Illegal border crossings, sparking a new humanitarian crisis just inside the Texas-Mexico line, are set to break the all-time record as President Joe Biden and his administration continue to turn a blind eye to the migrant chaos.
The latest projection is 1.85 million illegal border apprehensions for 2021, busting the previous record of 1.643 million in 2000.
“It won’t be close, and the previous record is likely to be smashed by 200,000 or more,” said analyst Steven Kopits in a new Princeton Policy Advisors report shared with Secrets.
In a double whammy, he also projected that the fiscal year (October to October) record is on the verge of being crushed.
“With only September left in the fiscal year, the Biden administration is perilously close to setting the all-time record for southwest border apprehensions in a fiscal year. Our current forecast anticipates 1.640 million apprehensions for fiscal year 2021, with the record from 2000 standing at 1.643 million. That is, a swing of only 3,000 apprehensions would set the record for the fiscal year,” read the analysis from Kopits.
“Put another way, if apprehensions exceed 170,000 for September, the Biden administration will hold the record for worst-ever fiscal year. Apprehensions have held consistently above 170,000/month since April. A new high is within sight,” Kopits said.
This week, officials from the Department of Homeland Security said they encountered 208,887 people illegally crossing the border in August, four times more than the previous year.
Many of those were Haitians trying to escape the political crisis and natural disasters on the island.
In photos and a new video, Todd Bensman of the Center for Immigration Studies showed the plight of the new Haitian-fueled crisis along the Rio Grande in a new posting today.
“The numbers appear to be growing by the hour with no end in sight, ballooning from some 2,000 on Sunday to 6,000 by Wednesday, to 8,000 by Thursday morning and then to 10,000 by that evening,” he wrote.
And Bensman quoted a border officer telling him, “In my 20-year career, I have never seen anything this out of control.”
His video showed scenes similar to refugee camps in Africa and piles of garbage.
Back home, there continues to be no urgency to quell the crisis by the Biden administration, although two top officials have quit DHS recently.