Border Crisis Worsens As Single-Day Illegal Immigration Record Broken

Thousands of illegal immigrants flooded into Eagle Pass, Texas Monday, causing the U.S. southern border to set a record for the number of migrant encounters in a single day.

According to the data released on Tuesday, 14,509 illegal immigrants were encountered by federal law enforcement on Monday, breaking the previous record of 12,000 set last week, according to Fox News.

Border Patrol Agents have said that “it’s the worst we’ve ever seen.”

Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-TX) described the situation in his region as “all very sad.” With 2,500 illegal immigrants arrested on Sunday, he believes that arrests will begin to decline, but stated that the way the Biden administration responds will determine the extent of that.

Southern states surrounding the border have reached out to the Biden administration to control the surge of illegal immigrants but have been left to deal with the issue independently.

As a result, Gov. Katie Hobbs (D-AZ) announced last Friday that she would be deploying the Arizona National Guard to help assist Customs Border Patrol agents.

On Monday, Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) signed a bill that gives Texas law enforcement the authority to arrest and deport illegal immigrants caught entering the country.

“President Biden’s deliberate inaction at the border left Texas to fend for itself,” he said about the bill.

The Biden administration has yet to comment about the record broken on Monday. However, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre stated that she and the president were offended by talk that they are not serious about enforcing the border. Instead of taking responsibility for the chaos, she blames Republicans for getting in the way of passing legislation.

On Tuesday morning, agents were still processing and transporting more than 4,500 migrants at the congested crossing point. More than 5,300 are in custody, and facilities are 260% over capacity.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons has currently stepped in to assist Border Patrol with transporting immigrants since they have been overwhelmed in several areas.

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