Official Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data is expected next week, but the Washington Examiner reports Thursday that the number of illegal alien apprehensions at the United States-Mexico border climbed again in June, bringing the U.S. close to one million illegal immigrant encounters since the beginning of 2021.
“U.S. border officials are expected to reveal soon that they encountered nearly 190,000 illegal immigrants in June, a 450% explosion over last June and the latest sign that President Joe Biden’s open-door policy has completely redrawn migration patterns,” the Examiner reported Thursday, based on a discussion with sources.
“Unofficial and preliminary calculations suggest that the number will be 188,000, said a knowledgeable source. At such a high level, it would show the flaw in the claims by the administration and the media that the Biden surge so far has been simply a seasonal trend that would stall in hot months,” the outlet noted.
Last June, there were just 33,000 illegal alien apprehensions at the