JUST THE NEWS – The surge in the number of migrants trying to cross the southern border and enter the U.S. illegally is facilitating the flow of drugs and human trafficking into the country, according to experts and former officials who spoke to Just the News.
Both the American people and the migrants themselves are suffering as a result.
“The higher the flow of illegal immigration, the more inability we have to secure the border, and the more operational control we hand over to the cartels,” said Mark Morgan, former acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
“When illegal immigration is up, the more Border Patrol is relegated to a travel agency for illegal immigrants.”
Morgan said that when an overwhelming number of illegals are entering the country, large numbers of border agents — about half the agents on duty at any given time — have to be pulled off the line to process, care for and transfer them, leaving huge gaps for cartels and smugglers to exploit.
“How in the hell did border security become a right or left thing, not an American thing? Illegal immigration is not a victimless crime.” – Mark Morgan
His comments came after the CBP on Wednesday released its latest data showing there were a staggering 239,416 encounters with migrants attempting to enter the country illegally last month, marking a new record and the fourth consecutive monthly rise.
Of those encounters, 222,656 illegally crossed the southern border and were apprehended by Border Patrol.
Meanwhile, 16,760 were found not to have the proper documents at ports of entry, though the majority were still released into the U.S.
Since President Biden entered office, there has been a sharp rise in the number of people who’ve crossed the southern border illegally. The figure reached about 2.4 million illegal border crossings from May 2021 to last month.
By comparison, there were just over 626,000 such crossings from January 2020 to January 2021, former President Trump’s last year in office …