In a great triumph for Biden Regime policy, on Friday, September 22, the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol finally released the August Border invasion statistics. (The fourth Friday of a five-Friday month.) For the Southwest Border the total rose 27% from July to 232,972. The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) promptly dug into the CBP website and declared:
In total, there were 304,162 border encounters during … the highest monthly number on record … With still another month of data to be recorded for the fiscal year, total encounters, 2,860,127, have already eclipsed last year’s totals and are on pace to exceed 3 million encounters, not including hundreds of thousands of ”gotaways.”
August Border Encounters Highest on Record; Administration Insists It Has Taken Historic Action to Secure the Border, PR Newswire, September 22,2023 [VDARE emphasis]
What FAIR apparently does not feel able to say but what is now blindingly obvious: The Biden Mob has secured the policy they want: maximize the influx of non-whites into America to accomplish the Great Replacement. I first pointed this out in 2014: Pelosi Stated Obamacrat Immigration Policy: Not Open Borders: NO Borders. GOP/AdelZuck response: Zzzzz.
All that has changed is that Sheldon Adelson has, happily, died. But Plutocrat/Big Donor influence is still causing the GOP Leadership to defy political gravity and not take the politically natural course of protecting the interests of its Base. See Merkel: Gone Mad—Or Bribed? GOP Example Suggests The Latter.
As I write almost no meaningful commentary has appeared on the MSM (Friday news releases work!), but HOT AIR has an excellent piece: Border encounters were up sharply in August and September is on track to set a new record, by John Sexton, September 23, 2023.
Border encounter numbers were released even later than usual this month…
You know it’s bad when even the NY Times is writing about how bad it is.
“If you don’t take risks, you cannot win,” said Daniel Soto, 35, who crossed with his mother on Tuesday after they sold their car, restaurant and house in Lima, Peru, betting their entire fortune of $25,000 on a weeklong journey to the border near Tijuana.
Sexton gets the point:
This isn’t someone trying to escape persecution. This person owned a home, a business, a car. This is someone playing the odds they know are in their favor. The word is out that now is a great moment to try your luck at the US border slot machine.
Sexton is correctly enraged by Biden’s latest loophole creation [U.S. offers nearly half-a-million Venezuelan migrants legal status and work permits following demands from strained cities, by Camillo Montoya-Galvez, CBS News, September 20, 2023].
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out how news about half a million Venezuelans getting work authorization is going to play in South America…
You claim asylum and you “are allowed to remain in the United States.” How long? ... The average wait is about seven years! ... a massive number arriving this year will … get a free ticket good for many years living in the US and they’ll just never leave.
This incredible offer is appealing to millions of people and that’s why the numbers keep going up.
Will we see 3 million more migrants arriving in FY ’24? What is the Biden plan for dealing with this?