More than 50 House Republicans on Tuesday warned President Biden of a brewing “crisis” of illegal migration at the southern border amid indications of a surge in numbers — just as Biden has forged forward with a number of policies limiting border security and interior enforcement.
“This is not a political game — we implore you not to let ideology blind you administration to the need to secure the border, to defend Americans, and to prevent another cartel-empowering humanitarian crisis,” the letter, obtained by Fox News, says.
The letter, from 51 Republicans and led by Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, warns of a “rising illegal migration crisis” and says sources on the ground have told them that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents have seen the average daily flow of migrants at the border surge to more than 3,500 a day from 2,000 last month. Meanwhile, the number of unaccompanied alien children is approaching 300 a day.
“CBP hasn’t seen numbers like this since the height of the immigration crisis in the summer of 2019,” the lawmakers said. “CBP has already encountered over 200,000 illegal migrants since October and numbers are rising. For context, in the first three months of fiscal year 2020, CBP encountered 128,347,” the lawmakers say.
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