Rep. Paul Gosar blasted the Biden administration after new data was released showing more than 173,000 illegal aliens were apprehended crossing the southern border in November.
“Another 173,000 lawbreakers crossed the southern border last month, shattering any other previous November in the history of our great nation. Mr. Biden’s open border policies are an open invitation to criminals and drug cartels to cross into our country unchecked.,” said Gosar in a press release. “More illegal aliens have now crossed the border in the last three months than in all of President Trump’s final year in office.”
“The crisis has reached a new level and Yuma, Arizona in my district is ground zero, as hundreds of illegal aliens cross into Yuma daily and even more are staging along the border waiting to simply walk across. Yuma is under siege because Mr. Biden and Border Czar Kamala Harris are nowhere to be found,” said Gosar.
“The first priority of the President of the United States is to protect the people of America. Sadly, Joe Biden puts Americans last and he has lost the trust of its citizens,” concluded Gosar.
Gosar isn’t the only member of Congress who is displeased with the situation.
Rep. Henry Cuellar, in an interview on “Fox News Live,” complained that the Biden administration “needs to do a lot more” to enforce immigration law.
“The state doesn’t have immigration powers,” said Cuellar. “Now, can they go after the criminals? Absolutely. Absolutely. But I think also the Biden administration needs to do a lot more. We need to hold people and deport them. Because that’s what the law says. If they don’t qualify for asylum, they don’t qualify. I support that if somebody doesn’t have the right to be here, we should deport them as soon as possible.”
CBP Southwest Border Enforcement Numbers for November 2021
- The number of unique individuals encountered in November 2021 was 127,653, a 10% increase in the number of unique individuals encountered the prior month.
- In total, there were 173,620 encounters along the Southwest border, a 5% increase compared to October. Of those, 25% involved individuals who had at least one prior encounter in the previous 12 months, compared to an average one year re-encounter rate of 13% for FY2014-2019.
- Two-thirds (66%) of encounters were single adults, with 114,419 encounters in November, a 5% increase compared to October.
- 87,341 encounters, more than 50% of the total, were processed for expulsion under Title 42 in November. 86,279 encounters were processed under Title 8.
- 75,955 encounters involving single adults (66% of all single adult encounters) were processed for expulsion under Title 42, with 38,464 processed under Title 8.
- 11,155 encounters involving family unit individuals (25% of all family unit individuals) were processed for expulsion under Title 42, with 33,784 processed under Title 8.
- Encounters of unaccompanied children increased 9%, with 13,959 encounters in November compared with 12,783 in October. In November, the average number of unaccompanied children in CBP custody was 962 per day, compared with an average of 595 per day in October.
Family Unit individuals
- Encounters of family unit individuals increased by 5% from 42,795 in October to 44,939 in November—which was approximately half the peak of 86,631 in August 2021.
Even the Washington Post Editorial Board noted that President Biden’s inconsistent policies contributed to a soaring death toll at the border.
From December 2-12, CBP officers in El Paso have seized:
▪️ 714lbs of methamphetamine
▪️ 105lbs of fentanyl
▪️ 32lbs of heroin
▪️ 660lbs of marijuana
and arrested 31 fugitives.
— CBP (@CBP) December 19, 2021