Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 790,000 migrants in the five months that followed President Joe Biden’s changes in border policy. This represents an increase of more than 500 percent over the same period the previous year.
During President Biden’s roughly first five months in office, February 1 to June 30, Border Patrol agents apprehended 791,571 migrants who illegally crossed the border from Mexico. The June Southwest Border Land Encounters Report released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Friday reveals the massive increase in apprehensions when compared to the same period one year earlier when agents apprehended only 129,077 migrants.
During the enter Fiscal Year 2020, agents apprehended only 400,651 migrants who illegally crossed the border. Biden’s first five months nearly doubles the total for the previous year’s apprehensions.
During a briefing on Saturday with Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, National Border Patrol