Border encounters INCREASED in June to 188,829, new CBP data confirms. This is the FOURTH consecutive month of over 170,000 encounters at our southern border.
As the southern border crisis worsens, the latest U.S. Border Patrol figures show the agency has arrested more than twice as many criminal migrants in the first six months of fiscal year 2021 than it did in all of 2020. The fiscal year runs from October 1 to September 30 and the overwhelmed frontline agency is getting slammed with an unprecedented influx of illegal immigrants as the Biden administration extends the welcome matt. Open border groups and their allies in the administration like to portray the migrants as impoverished victims of Latin American violence desperate for a better life in the melting pot to the north.
The data tells a different story. In the first half of this fiscal year, the Border Patrol apprehended 5,018 “criminal aliens” compared to 2,438 in all of fiscal year 2020. The agency defines criminal aliens as individuals who have been convicted of one or more crimes, whether in the U.S. or abroad, prior to interdiction by federal agents. “Records checks of available law enforcement databases following the apprehension of an alien may reveal a history of criminal conviction(s),” the agency explains. “That conviction information is recorded in a U.S. Customs and Border Protection database,” which eventually is released to the public. Of interesting note is that the data, which covers fiscal years 2016 through the present, show a steady decline in criminal alien arrests during the Trump administration after a peak of 12,842 arrests in 2016 under Obama. By 2017 it dipped to 8,531 then 6,698 in 2018 and 4,260 in 2019 before the low of 2,438 last year. At this rate, the Biden administration is set to bring the number of apprehended convicted migrants back up to a new high.
The criminal aliens busted by the Border Patrol in the last few months include 982 convicted of possessing illegal drugs or trafficking, 576 convicted of assault, battery, and domestic violence, 832 guilty of driving under the influence, 381 convicted of burglary, robbery, larceny, theft, and fraud, 265 sex offenders and 162 guilty of Illegal weapons possession, transport, and trafficking. The stats also reveal that 2,765 of the criminal aliens arrested in the first half of this fiscal year were previously deported after illegal entry or illegal reentry. Additionally, seizures of methamphetamine along the Mexican border increased an astounding 91% between February and March, according to Customs and Border Patrol figures. Heroin seizures went up 22% during the same period.
Juárez migrant smugglers issue threat against Border Patrol, Mexican police amid busts
A narco-banner threatening to kill U.S. Border Patrol agents and Mexican police was hung in Juárez amid the current large-scale migrant smuggling on both sides of the Rio Grande.
The banner was found on a pedestrian bridge Wednesday morning, two days after U.S. and Mexican authorities announced new targets in a binational anti-crime initiative.
The banner warned municipal, state and ministerial police, the Mexican national guard and “la migra” to stop messing with “polleros,” or human smugglers.
“Bullets can also cross the river and the (border) wall,” stated the message in Spanish, which was signed in vulgar slang roughly meaning “the main man in all of Juárez.”