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EXCLUSIVE: Illegal Border Crossings, Migrant Deaths Shattered Records In Fiscal Year 2022

Added 08-08-22 11:16:02am EST - “Border Patrol agents have encountered a record number of 1,853,837 migrants since October, according to internal U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data.” - Dailycaller.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailycaller.com: “EXCLUSIVE: Illegal Border Crossings, Migrant Deaths Shattered Records In Fiscal Year 2022”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Border Patrol agents have encountered a record number of 1,853,837 migrants since October, according to internal U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data exclusively obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation.

The illegal border crossings, which occurred between Oct. 1, 2021, and Aug. 6 2022, already exceed the 1,662,422 Border Patrol encountered in fiscal year 2021, which was already a record high for the force, according to the internal data.  (RELATED:  EXCLUSIVE: Texas Democrat Says He’s Given Up On Border Talks With The White House)

The record number comes after Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas assured the public in July that “the border is secure.”

Asylum seeking migrants cross the Rio Grande river from Mexico into the U.S., as seen from Piedras Negras, Mexico, July 28, 2022. REUTERS/Go Nakamura

The number of migrant rescues and deaths also surpass the record highs of fiscal year 2021. In total, there were 19,144 rescues and 663 deaths between Oct. 1, 2021 and Aug. 6, 2022.

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