In a bombshell revelation that would be shocking if this administration gave two craps about the invasion happening at our Southwest border, CBP agents told the Washington Post this week they’re letting illegal aliens cross into the United States un-pursued at a rate of about 1,000 a day because they’re too overwhelmed trying to funnel unaccompanied children and families into border facilities.
While CBP has never claimed to interdict every border crosser, the number of so-called got aways recorded in recent weeks is the highest in recent memory, said two of the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the data. The agency defines a got away as an individual who is not turned back to Mexico or apprehended, and is no longer being actively pursued by Border Patrol.
“There are maybe 20 groups a day that are observed, but there’s nobody to try to go after them,” one agent told the news outlet. “They just keep walking until they’re out of sight.”
The disturbing admission comes amid a massive wave of illegal immigration streaming in from Mexico and Central America, as unprecedented numbers of families and kids pour into the United States expecting to be allowed to stay thanks to Biden’s open-border policies. The administration has already opened several multi-million-dollar overflow facilities – including placing migrant kids at a convention center in San Diego – to help deal with the influx.
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In the meantime, more illegal aliens - including dangerous criminals - are also making their way across the border, taking advantage of the surge that's distracting agents and straining resources.
More than 1 million illegal aliens are expected to cross the U.S. border unlawfully this year alone, marking a 20-year high. That total includes some 184,000 unaccompanied children and teens.