US braces for record border arrests as Biden continues migrant flights

Border officials are bracing for a record-breaking rise in daily border arrests this spring, according to a new report.

Two Homeland Security officials this week told Reuters that the border could see as many as 9,000 migrant arrests a day in the coming months, a big jump from the July average of 6,500 when arrests were at their peak.

One of the officials described the number as a “worst-case scenario” as tens of thousands of migrants continue to cross the southern border – many are repeat offenders.

The dire warning comes after reports this week that the Biden administration has been secretly transporting migrants to airports in Texas to board flights to several cities across the country.

An independent journalist, Ali Bradley, also posted an 8-second video clip on Twitter on Wednesday that she said showed lone migrants waiting at San Antonio airport.

Two homeland security officials said the US could see as many as 9,000 arrests of migrants a day in the coming months.
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“In just hours, I saw more than 130 single adults dropped off,” she wrote.

Rep. Michael Cloud (R Texas) tweeted in response to Biden’s migrant flight stories“I drew attention to these midnight drops months ago. Now we have evidence that taxpayers’ money is funding the mass release of criminals in the US. The Biden admin continues to side with criminals, cartels and illegal immigrants over law-abiding Americans. .”

and Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-Ariz.) said: “President Biden and VP Harris clearly want open borders! Illegal immigrants openly walk the streets and are flown across the country. The #BidenBorderCrisis is endangering our security and national security!”

According to a report, the Biden administration has secretly transported migrants to Texas airports and boarded them on flights to several cities across the country.
According to a report, the Biden administration has secretly transported migrants to Texas airports and boarded them on flights to several cities across the country.
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In December, less than half of border disputes — 78,589 — resulted in an individual being processed for eviction through Title 42, according to the data.

This week, the US Customs and Border Protection revealed that it registered 178,840 illegal immigrants at the US-Mexico border in December, a 2 percent increase from November’s number of 174,744. The agency added that it apprehended 135,040 unique individuals attempting to enter the US in December, a 5 percent increase from November.

The CBP added that less than half of the total number of encounters – 78,589 – resulted in a person being treated for eviction by the Title 42 public health authority, and lawmakers have expressed concern over reports that dozens of adult migrants have been transported from processing centers along the border to several US cities.

The US saw historic numbers of encounters on the southern border in 2021, with officials meeting more than 2 million in total from January to December.

The government has defended its response to the ongoing crisis, despite criticism from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.

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In December, less than half of all border disputes resulted in a person being treated for eviction.
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Last July, arrests of migrants at the border were at their peak at 6,500 a day.
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A CBP spokesperson told Reuters the agency is “ready to deal with any possible increase in migrant encounters”, adding that they will manage “a fair and orderly immigration system”.

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