Recently updated data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection showed border apprehensions have surpassed one million for the 2021 fiscal year, for the first time since 2006. The number of apprehensions at our border will almost certainly surpass the 2006 totals, however, with our current fiscal year not ending until September 30, 2021.
The United States is also currently on track to set a new record for the number of apprehensions on our southern border, surpassing the records of 1.69 million and 1.67 million the country experienced in fiscal years 1986 and 2000.
This revelation comes just after Vice President Kamala Harris’s theatrical trip to the border (which only happened after former President Donald Trump announced his own visit to the southern border). Harris, whom President Biden appointed to lead the White House’s border response in March, took roughly three months to finally make the visit.
During what will almost certainly be a record-breaking year for apprehensions, the Democrat Party is attempting to insert more left-wing immigration policies in this year’s budget to provide additional green cards and even amnesty to an estimated 10 million illegal immigrants.
In a recent blog post, the Federation for American Immigration Reform opposed Democrat’s plan to hijack the budget in order to foist amnesty on the American people, writing: “Granting amnesty to millions of illegal aliens would not only exacerbate an already raging crisis but deeply harm our nation for decades.”
The organization also noted, “all eyes will be on supposed moderate Democrats in the Senate, such as Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.).” It added a recent poll‘s findings that a majority of voters in both West Virginia and Arizona would be less likely to support their respective senators if they were to “support efforts to short-circuit normal Senate rules in order to gain amnesty for illegal aliens.”