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In the midst of a pandemic they are coming in record numbers.
In February—despite a week of freezing weather—Border Patrol apprehended 101,535 illegal border crossers along the southern border, according to Jaeson Jones, a former Texas Department of Public Safety captain. Another 26,000 people evaded capture, he said.
Jones collected the provisional Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data from internal sources and it has been reviewed by The Epoch Times.
CBP told The Epoch Times that the official numbers would be available in the next couple of days.
The February number is almost triple the apprehensions from February 2020, when Border Patrol caught almost 37,000 people, while in 2019, on the cusp of the most recent crisis, the number was almost 77,000.
Many of those crossing are unaccompanied minors, who cannot be turned back if they’re from a country other than Mexico. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has just opened a second facility for the burgeoning number of minors. As of Feb. 28, approximately 7,700 unaccompanied minors were being housed across in HHS facilities.
Biden has said there’s no crisis on the border and “we’ll be able to handle it,” when asked by reporters.The Epoch Times, “Illegal Border Crossings Hit More Than 101,500 in February”, March 10, 2021
How they’ll “handle it” is anyone guess, but don’t expect the wave of illegal immigrants to stop any time soon with the Biden administration in charge.