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.