Border Crisis Far From Over After Sky-High Number of Encounters

The Biden administration has yet to respond to another month of sky-high border encounters.

It's true that fewer illegal immigrants are being caught at the southern border. However, the number is still record-setting. In August, border encounters were the second highest in two decades: 195,000. In July, more than 212,000 illegal immigrants were caught.

Chris Cabrera, with the National Border Patrol Council, says the summer heat has made the situation brutal.

“I think the scary thing is, though, it doesn’t deter people like it should, and we have a lot of heat casualties. We’ve been having some deaths in custody. People are really, really suffering out there and that’s just the ones we know about,” Cabrera said.

However, Cabrera admits you're not likely to hear about those problems in the mainstream media.

“Three weeks ago, we had a ten-month old baby boy die. The parents brought him up to us, and he was unresponsive,” Cabrera explained. “The week before that was a 2-year-old girl.”

Looking ahead, there's a real possibility the Fiscal Year 2021 could set the yearly record for the highest number of border encounters.

ROMA, TEXAS - AUGUST 13: Smugglers guide groups of immigrants across the Rio Grande while crossing the border from Mexico on August 13, 2021 in Roma, Texas. Recent U.S. Customs and Border Protection figures show more than 200,000 people were apprehended at the border in July, the highest number in 21 years. More than 82,000 of those were family members traveling together. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)(Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

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