Number of illegal immigrants being arrested sneaking into America absolutely SKYROCKETS

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Despite sweltering summer heat, the border patrol made more arrests in July by an increased rate of 33%. Through the end of that month, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) apprehended more than 136,500 individuals, according to stats obtained by Breitbart.

That number only quantifies the number of individuals collected trying to cross the border between authorized points of entry.

Halfway through August, CBP busted a total of over 83,000 immigrants in the country illegally. At the current pace, that number will push the 180,000 mark to close out the second to last month of the fiscal year.

The July numbers took the total for the year to 1.65 million, after the previous month dipped below 100,000 arrests for the first time since Biden’s first full month in office in February 2021, the shortest month of the year.

Pending a massive decrease, the number of arrests along the nine-sector southern border will be hovering right around two million for the fiscal year, which starts over October 1st.

Of the 83,000 apprehensions from August 1st through August 15th, slightly less than 50,000 took place in the five sectors of Texas, Rio Grande Valley, Laredo, Del Rio, Big Bend, and El Paso. More than half of those arrests occurred in the Rio Grande Valley sector.

While these numbers are unofficial and obtained by Breitbart from a law enforcement source, they are believed to be accurate.

Even more staggering than these raw numbers is the quantity of “gotaways,” which is on track to surpass the 2022 numbers. Should that count stay the same, that would mean more than 600,000 individuals crossed into the US illegally and evaded apprehension.

Between contacts and gotaways, fiscal year 2023 could see more than 2.5 million illegal crossings.
As reported by Newsmax, “the increase from June to July was driven by a larger presence of families traveling with children — nearly doubling to 60,161 arrests.”

It was not clear how many of those arrests were made up of legitimate families and how many were feigning to be related as they smuggled children across the border.

The Texas sectors are not the only areas seeing an increase. The Tucson sector has seen almost 40,000 apprehensions through August 20th.

Despite the increase in numbers following the end of Title 42, CBP agents are doing everything they can given the restrictions of current policy.

“We remain vigilant and continue to adjust our operational plans to maximize enforcement efforts against those individuals who do not use lawful pathways or processes, knowing that smugglers continue to use disinformation to prey on vulnerable individuals,” said Troy Miller, acting commissioner of CBP.
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