The United States again saw the highest number of attempted crossings in its history last month, continuing a wider trend of illegal entry during the Biden administration. Multiple locations in the United States have sounded the alarm over the pressures of increasing migration.
So far in December, the United States saw more than 276,000 attempted crossings. This has set a new record for such entries, despite the fact that the month is not over.
The report from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) also reports a remarkably high daily crossing rate. Multiple days in December have seen more than 10,000 attempted crossings, which was a crucial fear earlier this year with the cancelation of former President Donald Trump’s Title 42 asylum policy.
The Biden administration’s announcement that it would end the policy led to a significant increase in attempted crossings.
Furthermore, the figure broke the record set in September 2023, when almost 270,000 migrants attempted to cross the border. Furthermore, the September record broke the May 2022 record, in which there were 224,000 border encounters.
The 2023 fiscal year saw about 2.4 million migrant crossings, which also set a new record. The increased numbers come amid what many conservatives call lax border enforcement under President Joe Biden.
Despite the fact that New York City declared itself a ‘sanctuary’ city, Mayor Eric Adams (D) announced this week that the Big Apple would restrict the arrival of buses carrying migrants.
New York has seen the arrival of more than 150,000 migrants since last year. The city has put up migrants in a number of government facilities and hotels but still struggles with the increased flow.
The mayor previously said that the high flow of migrants would “destroy” the city.
New York City has also sent some migrants to other parts of the state, bypassing counties that are also self-declared ‘sanctuary’ locations.
The increased migration numbers also come as a new migrant caravan is making its way toward the U.S.-Mexico border.
— New York Post (@nypost) December 29, 2023
Approximately 15,000 people are part f the latest caravan.