It’s no secret that there has been a huge flux of illegal immigrants coming to the U.S. over the last few years.
And while there’s been a lot of speculation about how much the Biden administration is to blame, new information coming directly from Border Patrol agents shows the president’s influence is significant.
From May through September, several sector chiefs with the Border Patrol revealed during testimony given to the House Homeland Security Committee that there’s a “new phenomenon” happening at the border.
What happens is the illegal immigrants cross into America and then actually turn themselves in. Instead of trying to flee arrest, they are welcoming it.
Why? Because, according to the sector chiefs, the migrants know that the Biden administration has policies in place that will ultimately see them released into the U.S.
NEW: Groups of migrants are arriving in La Joya, TX this evening after crossing illegally, including dozens of unaccompanied children & teens. Majority are turning themselves in, hoping for release.
There have been 20,000+ illegal crossings here in the RGV last 2 weeks @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/Gyqxf6bf4b
— Bill Melugin (@BillMelugin_) June 14, 2022
Gloriza Chavez, an agent with the Rio Grande Valley Sector, told the committee that there were “a lot” of entire family units that were witnessed turning themselves into Border Patrol agents.
“[It’s] not uncommon now to see a group of 200 to 300 people giving themselves up, and they’re doing it in some of the most remote areas,” John Modlin, the chief patrol agent of the Tuscon Sector, told the committee in July.
This is a shocking revelation and shows just how broken the Biden administration’s immigration policies really are.
Across the board, Border Patrol agent encounters with illegal immigrants have soared in recent years. For this past fiscal year, which just ended in September, there were 2.48 million encounters, an increase from the previous all-time high of 2.38 million — which was just experienced during the 2022 fiscal year.
This new fiscal year just began in October, and already in the first month, there were 240,988 encounters. That’s an increase of about 9,000 year-over-year and an astounding 80,000 more encounters than back in October 2021.
In October 2020, one of former President Donald Trump’s last months in office, there were only 71,929 total encounters with illegal immigrants. At the time, the federal government still had Title 42 at its disposal to expel illegal immigrants quickly.