While Americans are focused on the unfolding conflict in Israel, the US Customs and Border Protection quickly released its September monthly report in the hope no one would notice the shocking numbers.
The terrifying numbers are undeniable: the United States is under siege.
The total border encounters in September hit a record high of 269,735.
Fox News Washington correspondent Griff Jenkins noted on X:
“CBP releases RECORD BREAKING Sept FY23 Encounters – 269,735 – highest month ever on record – brings FY23 Total to highest year ever on record – 2,475,669.”
**BREAKING: CBP releases RECORD BREAKING Sept FY23 Encounters – 269,735 – highest month ever on record – brings FY23 Total to highest year ever on record – 2,475,669 @FoxNews— Griff Jenkins (@GriffJenkins) October 21, 2023
Former first son Donald Trump Jr. noted how the Biden administration waited until over the weekend to release the report.
“Of course Customs and Border Patrol waits until Saturday morning to release the new disastrous border numbers so that no one is paying attention,” he wrote.
“So we understand what the invasion looks like:
267 terrorists (these were caught imagine how many got through?)
8M+ illegal aliens since Biden took office
72,823 illegal special interest aliens (from countries that harbor terrorism) over the last 2 years.”
“This is not an accident or a coincidence, this is deliberate by Democrats and it will destroy our country,” Trump Jr. wrote.
Of course Customs and Border Patrol waits until Saturday morning to release the new disastrous border numbers so that no one is paying attention.— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 21, 2023
So we understand what the invasion looks like
• 267 terrorists (these were caught imagine how many got through?)
• 8M+ illegal…
In September, Fox News reported 18 illegal aliens caught at the border were on the FBI terror watchlist, bringing the fiscal year total to 169
Further, the Daily Fetched reported that CBP reported seizing 27,000 pounds of fentanyl, or nearly double last year’s record and more than five times the rate of 2020, the last year under President Trump.
Authorities believe that increases in seizures track with an increase in the overall flow, so if more are caught, it means more is getting through.
#ICYMI: On October 14, Pharr CBP officers seized $10.7M worth of methamphetamine concealed within a shipment of fresh jalapeño peppers, following an inspection by a CBP canine team.— CBP (@CBP) October 22, 2023
Details ➡️ https://t.co/NpLw9HAqqT pic.twitter.com/K5mMhEaAqa
Meanwhile, violent criminals are continuing to pour into the country.
Dr. Marc Siegel, a professor at New York University Medical School, also warned that some migrants are bringing deadly, drug-resistant diseases into the US.
“Migrants could be bringing infectious diseases across our southern border. When they are bussed to New York and elsewhere, these diseases go with them,” Siegel wrote in an Aug. 17 USA Today column.