As bad as things have been going at the border, many of us were taking solace in the usual fact that summer leads to a natural lessening of crossings.
Most migrants tend to avoid making this long journey during the summer due to the extreme heat, but that is not happening so far.
The latest reports show the surge may actually be growing.
They Keep Coming
When April’s numbers were released, we all shook our heads.
The increase of 100,000 from January numbers (78,000) was staggering.
That number climbed by 2,000 in May, with 180,000 total encounters reported.
Keep in mind, this does not account for the undetected illegal crossings.
That May number was up more than 23,000 from the same time last year, showing no signs of a slowdown at the border.
Over the last few days, we have seen reports of trucks having migrants packed in like sardines in temperatures well above 100 degrees.
We have also seen numerous death reports at the border, reports now coming far more regularly than we have seen in past years.
If June shows yet another increase, we can only imagine how horrific both July and August will be.
The fact these numbers are climbing now does not bode well for the fall, where we usually see a much larger surge.
With this increase in border traffic comes mass amounts of drugs and, of course, human trafficking, including children.
Yet, with all this going on, neither Joe Biden nor Kamala Harris has visited the border to evaluate the situation personally.
What is even more astonishing than the fact they have not felt the need to visit our border is that, by and large, the media, a media that was all over Trump for any perceived misstep, is still not challenging this administration on this problem.
Source: Fox News