The rates of migrants arriving at the US-Mexico border has skyrocketed in the months since President-elect Biden’s 2020 victory, the outgoing Border Patrol chief warned.
Speaking during a call with reporters Tuesday, acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan cautioned that arrivals at the US-Mexico border were hitting new highs in the wake of Biden’s election.
“We’re already seeing the negative impacts of the proposed policy changes,” Morgan said, “Cartels and human smugglers are spreading the perception that our borders will be open. In this case, they’re correct. They’re right — it’s not just the perception.”
“You could argue,” he continued, that the 74,000 migrant arrivals on the southern border in December account for “crisis-level numbers.”
Morgan went on to slam the incoming administration for what he called their “open-border strategy.”
Despite disapproval of Biden’s plan to roll back his predecessor’s hard-line immigration policies, Morgan expressed some hope based on conversations between his team and their’s.