President Joe Biden’s lenient immigration policies, as well as his welcoming tone, has resulted in a 380% surge of border crossings by convicted criminals in one area of the southern border
Customs and Border Patrol has released new statistics. These reveal that one of the border sectors had become a hot spot for convicted criminals to cross.
In particular, a press release from the CBP indicated that the sector at the Rio Grande Valley (RGV), one of the 20 sectors, had seen 1,625 arrests of criminal aliens in the fiscal year of 2021. This is compared to only 338 in 2020.
The statement also revealed that the criminal aliens indicated have been convicted in the United States for crimes other than immigration. These crimes range from murder to assault and drug trafficking.
Apart From Influx of Convicted Criminals, Border Crisis in General May Become a Lot Worse
It is projected that the border crisis will get a lot worse in the near future.
As per a CNN report, the current administration’s internal government calculations estimate that officials could encounter around two million people at the border this year.
These encounters might also be largely composed of single adults who might have been turned away at the border. As a result, they also form a part of the people who become repeat crossers.
The Biden administration currently estimates that the number of unaccompanied minors also crossing the southern border could go beyond 16,000 this month to 26,000 in September, as per an Axios report.
In relation to these projections, Arizona’s Attorney General, Mark Brnovic, is using all his resources to reach the president.
In a letter, Brnovich even asked Republican Gov. Doug Ducey to declare a state of emergency in Arizona. He also asked for the deployment of the National Gard to help with the influx of migrants at the border.
He said that to undo the trends that brought about the crisis, they need the enforcement of the rule of law. Also, Brnovic said they must hold the federal government accountable. He then urged the state government to act “swiftly.”