The New York Times is reporting that over the last few months border protection agents have stopped people from more than 160 countries trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.
Data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows “30 percent of all families encountered along the border in April hailed from countries other than Mexico and the Central American countries of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, compared to just 7.5 percent in April 2019.”
This includes: “More than 12,500 Ecuadoreans were encountered in March, up from 3,568 in January. Nearly 4,000 Brazilians and more than 3,500 Venezuelans were intercepted, up from just 300 and 284, respectively, in January.”
U.S. Customs and Border Protection expects the numbers to continue to increase, but Democrats still won’t admit they have a crisis on their hands and fix the problem.
NRCC Comment: “People across the world are traveling to the U.S.-Mexico border to take advantage of the border crisis Democrats created and refuse to fix.” — NRCC Spokeswoman Torunn Sinclair