Commissioner Kevin McAleenan says "CBP is facing an unprecedented humanitarian and border crisis all along our southwest border".
He said on Monday & Tuesday, border patrol took more than 12,000 migrants into custody along the border.
He said "A high number is 4,000 — 6,000 is crisis level. Twelve thousand is unprecedented. On Monday, we saw the highest total of apprehensions and encounters in years, with over 4,000 in a single day."
He says this month alone border patrol is on-pace for over 100,000 apprehensions and encounters with migrants.