U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released operational statistics showing the worst December numbers at the border in Department of Homeland Security (DHS) history.
According to the report, there were 178,840 illegal immigrants apprehended at the border in December, breaking the previous record under DHS for that month by over 100,000.
All told, nearly 2 million illegal immigrants have been apprehended at the border since Biden took office just over one year ago.
The numbers also show an increase in illegal border crossing from November which saw 173,620 illegal immigrants apprehended.
BREAKING: @CBP Releases Dec SW Border encounters – 178,840 total – 2% increase from Nov – on pace to shatter FY21… At this point in FY21 – were just 218,036…. Today, we’re already at 518,360 #bordercrisis @FoxNews https://t.co/HVRqHFCZJz
News of the record number of border crossings come as Fox News has obtained exclusive footage of a mass release of single adult illegal immigrants into the country.
“Fox News footage shows several federally contracted buses dropping off dozens of mostly male migrants at a parking garage in Brownsville, Texas,” they report.
After being dropped off at the garage, taxi cabs allegedly arrived and transported the illegal immigrants to a nearby airport where they claimed they were being sent “to destinations including Miami, Houston and Atlanta.”
NEW: We witnessed the federal gov mass releasing single adult migrants, almost all men, at a parking garage in Brownsville. Taxi cabs were then called for them. We followed the taxis to Harlingen airport, where the migrants were dropped off to get on flights around U.S. @FoxNewspic.twitter.com/HcSSwtjMnR
Fox News reporter Bill Melugin states that CBP is not involved in the release shown in the video.
“CBP tells me they had no involvement with these releases,” he tweeted. “An ICE source tells me these were ICE releases.”
Melugin adds that he is waiting on confirmation.
Single adult migrants are supposed to be expelled from the country via Title 42. CBP tells me they had no involvement with these releases. An ICE source tells me these were ICE releases. ICE tells me they are looking into it. I am awaiting further comment from them. @FoxNews
Vice President Kamala Harris is again opting to skip a visit to the southern border and will be traveling instead to Honduras later this month for the inauguration of President-elect Xiomara Castro in an effort to “address the root causes” of illegal immigration.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) recently argued that the border crisis and the current administration’s “decision to just defy immigration laws” are grounds for impeachment.
“I think there are potentially multiple grounds to consider for impeachment,” Cruz has said. “Probably the most compelling is the utter lawlessness (of) President Biden to enforce the border.”
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