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Southern border immigration still high, with 208k migrants in August




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According to their latest report, U.S. Customs and Border Protection encountered 208,887 migrants at the southern border in August alone. While that is 2% less than the number of encounters in July, it’s a 317% increase since August 2020 and a 233% increase from August 2019.

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Of all those migrants who attempted to cross the southern border, a quarter of them had at least one prior encounter in the last 12 months. The vast majority, over 150,000 were attempting to cross for the first time. Meanwhile, only 14% attempted twice in 12 months throughout 2014-2019.

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However, 93,414 of the encounters were turned away under Title 42, a public health order meant to protect U.S. citizens from increased COVID-19 positive migrants. But that’s only 44% of the total encounters. Generally, many of those turned away, 75%, were single adults.

Now, CBP found 1,002,722 unique migrants during 2021. Last year, there were 851,513 migrants at the border. In the meantime, more than 10,900 CBP employees tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. A total of 43 have passed away. Eight of those deaths happened in August alone.

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Trump, Rep Biggs: invoking the Alien Enemies Act to enable widespread deportation will ‘be necessary’



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At a recent rally in Iowa, former President Donald Trump promised that if elected again in 2024, he would invoke the Alien Enemies Act to enable widespread deportation of migrants who have illegally entered the United States. Since President Joe Biden took office in January of 2021, over 6 million people have illegally entered the country.

Republican Representative Andy Biggs from border state Arizona, which is among the states suffering the greatest consequences from the Biden administration policies, lamented that Trump’s suggestion will be “necessary.”

Speaking on the Just the News, No Noise” television show, Biggs stated “[I]t’s actually gonna have to be necessary.” Biggs then added his thoughts on how many more people will continue to cross the border under Biden: “Because by the time Trump gets back in office, you will have had over 10 million, in my opinion, over 10 million illegal aliens cross our border and come into the country, under the Biden regime.”

“And so when you start deporting people, and removing them from this country, what that does is that disincentivizes the tens of thousands of people who are coming,” Biggs went on. “And by the way, everyday down in Darién Gap, which is in Panama… over 5,000 people a day. [I] talk[ed] to one of my sources from the gap today. And I will just tell you, those people that you’ve seen come come in to Eagle Pass, over 7,000 in a three day period, most of those two weeks ago, were down crossing into the Darién Gap.”

“And those people… make their way up and they end up in the Eagle Pass [Texas], Del Rio area,” he continued. “So if you want to disincentivize them, you remove them from the country, which is why they remain in Mexico policy was so doggone effective at slowing down illegal border crossings.”

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