By
Burroughs
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December 2, 2022

Border Crisis Surges as Title 42's End Nears

The southern border crisis continues to see high numbers of illegal crossings as Title 42 nears its end.

A new report by Fox News shows how much the statistics have increased in recent weeks ahead of the health policy rollback.

"[I]n the El Paso Sector alone there were 1,926 migrant encounters in the span of 24 hours. That brings the total for the fiscal year, which began in October, to 105,263 for the sector," the outlet reported.

"That's up 257% compared to this time last year, which itself was the highest number on record.

"Across the border there have been more than 400,000 migrant encounters by Border Patrol since Oct. 1, Fox has learned, and numbers are on track to surpass half a million before the middle of December, earlier than that number was reached in FY 2022 – which saw a record 2.3 million encounters overall," it added.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) blasted October's high numbers in a recent Twitter post.

"164,303 illegal immigrants were encountered crossing our Southern border last month—the highest October numbers in the 21st Century," he tweeted.

The back-to-back years of record highs continue to place high levels of strain on Border Patrol, with an estimated 86,000+ gotaways not counted among those detained crossing the border.

The problem won't improve with the end of Title 42 later this month. Thousands of migrants are already camping along parts of the southern border awaiting the change of the Trump-era pandemic health policy.

As the House changes to Republican power in January, it will be critical to address and change the situation at the border for the sake of all Americans.

Source: Fox News

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