Single Border Patrol Sector Nabs 1600 Illegal Immigrants the Weekend After Biden Declared the Crisis Under ‘Control’

Mere days after President Joe Biden declared the border crisis “under control,” new numbers show the flood of illegal immigrants across the southern border has not abated.

On Monday, Chief Patrol Agent Chris Clem tweeted that the Yuma Sector, which stretches across Arizona’s border with Mexico, was swamped.

In his tweet, he noted the difference between areas where barriers (such as former President Donald Trump’s border wall) exist, and where there is nothing to block illegal immigrants from crossing into America.

“#YumaSector apprehended more than 1,600 migrants over the weekend. Agents encountered 13 groups of 30+ that illegally crossed into the US from Mexico. The migrants crossed in areas where there is no infrastructure to deter people from illegally crossing the border on foot,” he tweeted.

Last week, in an interview with NBC News, Biden claimed that the whole problem at the border was caused by the Trump administration, citing “the failure to have a real transition.”

“The two departments that didn’t give us access to virtually anything were the immigration and the Defense Department,” the president told NBC.

Biden, when asked about the number of unaccompanied minors still in CBP custody, said, “Well, look. It’s way down now. We’ve now gotten control.”

The president also sought to claim the spike in illegal immigration was routine, which went against a planning document from Immigration and Customs Enforcement cited by the Washington Examiner.

“DHS is seeing an increase in irregular migrant flows to the southwest border of the United States, including greater numbers of family units and unaccompanied children,” the ICE document stated. “The projected encounters for fiscal year (FY) 2021 are expected to be the highest number observed in over 20 years.”

April numbers show that for the month, the flow of migrants has fluctuated slightly.

Customs and Border Protection data shows that in April, there were 162,000 encounters with migrants. That is down slightly from the 172,000 recorded in March, according to Fox News.

However, CNN reported that in April, CBP encountered about 6,000 illegal immigrants per day, according to a Department of Homeland Security official who spoke with the outlet. March’s average was 5,560 people per day.

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas admitted that crossings “remain high.”

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