President Joe Biden’s term in office has coincided with several worrying trends about the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border, but one recent claim might be the most concerning of all.
According to Breitbart, an insider claimed that more than 6,000 migrants with serious criminal records have been arrested since October.
A significant surge
Citing “a law enforcement source,” the article listed crimes like murder, rape, and robbery among those for which the undocumented migrants had previously been convicted.
Of the roughly 6,000 referenced by the anonymous source, about 700 had been convicted of assault and battery, roughly 500 were convicted of offenses related to burglary, nearly 300 were found guilty of sex offenses, and 34 were convicted of homicide.
For the sake of perspective, 25 migrants convicted of sex offenses were arrested in San Diego, California, during the entire previous fiscal year. Since this fiscal year began in October, there have already been 25 such arrests in the city.
While it might appear to be good news that thousands of individuals had been apprehended, an underlying concern is that many find a way to attempt another illegal entry after being deported from the U.S.
Another problem, according to Breitbart’s source, is that the actual number of migrants with serious criminal backgrounds is unknown.
“This is what they bring with them”
Under the Biden administration, border and immigration officials have devoted much of their time and resources to processing migrants through dedicated facilities, which have been stretched beyond their limits as a result of the president’s decision to reverse many of his predecessor’s policies.
Over the past seven months, reports indicate that more than 200,000 migrants have crossed the nation’s southern border, escaping apprehension.
Most of those numbers are represented by sightings recorded by cameras posted along the border.
Comparing the latest numbers with the previous fiscal year, which fell under Trump’s leadership, only an estimated 69,000 individuals managed to avoid being captured while crossing the border.
Border Patrol agent Christian Alvarez recently provided a glimpse of the situation, showing Texas reporters a group of handmade ladders near one section of the border, explaining: “This is what they bring with them to try to get over this wall.”