U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Releases Staggering Immigration Numbers for September

Today, U.S. Customs and Border Protection released September 2023 monthly operational statistics.

The influx of unauthorized migrants into the United States is absolutely staggering.

The border patrol agency cited the CBP One™ mobile app as ‘a key component of DHS’s efforts to incentivize noncitizens to use lawful, safe, and orderly pathways and disincentivize attempts to cross between ports of entry.’

“Since the appointment scheduling function in CBP One™ was introduced in January 2023 through the end of September, nearly 278,000 individuals have successfully scheduled appointments to present at a port of entry using CBP One,” the CBP noted. “The top nationalities who have scheduled appointments are Haitian, Mexican, and Venezuelan.”

According to CBP summary statistics, encounters at the southern U.S. border are way up.

As CBP reported, southern border encounters are up to 2,475,669 so far this year, as compared to 458,088  total in 2020 under former President Donald Trump.

In addition, the number of single adults traveling to the U.S. has skyrocketed.

Thousands of “special interest aliens” from Middle Eastern countries have been apprehended by Border Patrol agents attempting to illegally cross the U.S. southern border over the past two years, according to CBP data.

Special Interest Aliens are foreign nationals from countries identified by the U.S. government as fostering or protecting terrorism or posing a potential hazard to national security.

This data shows apprehensions between ports of entry between October 2021 and October 2023 include 6,386 nationals from Afghanistan, 3,153 nationals from Egypt, 659 nationals from Iran, and 538 nationals from Syria during that time period.

In addition, agents encountered 12,624 Uzbeks, 30,830 Turks, 1,613 Pakistanis, 164 Lebanese, 185 Jordanians, 123 Iraqis, and 15,594 Mauritanians.

The FBI Director Christopher Wray recently warned Americans about the potential of Hamas-inspired terror attacks on U.S. soil.

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Sophie Louise Delquié, a strategic communications adviser for the GOP, remarked on the Saturday border patrol news drop.

” Another SHOCKER: CBP waits until Saturday morning to release horrendous border numbers. Here’s what they look like: 8M+ illegal aliens since Biden took office; 267 terrorists; 72,823 illegal special interest aliens (coming from countries that harbor terrorism) over the last 2 years,” she remarked.

“This isn’t an accident,” she added. “This is deliberate by Democrats.”

Benny Johnson, a political commentator and podcast, also remarked on the stunning figures.

“CBP releases the number of Border encounters from September: 269,735,” he said. “This is the highest number recorded in a single month on record.”

“The total number of encounters at the Border this year is now 2,475,669, which is also the highest year on record,” he added.

Troy A. Miller, Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Commissioner, remarked on the “historic” hemispheric migration.

“In response to high rates of encounters across the southwest border in September, CBP surged resources and personnel,” the border patrol reported. “We are continually engaging with domestic and foreign partners to address historic hemispheric migration, including large migrant groups traveling on freight trains, and to enforce consequences including by preparing for direct repatriations to Venezuela,” Miller said.

Fentanyl trafficking, which kills tens of thousands of Americans a year, continues to be a major concern of the CBP.

“CBP will continue to remain vigilant, making operational adjustments as necessary and enforcing consequences under U.S. immigration law. The supplemental funding request announced yesterday would provide critically needed additional resources including additional CBP agents and officers to support our essential missions: from border and migration management, to countering fentanyl and keeping dangerous drugs out of our communities.”

By Melinda Davies
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