The Biden regimes reckless immigration policy continues to cause chaos at the border. More than 1.7 million illegal immigrants were detained in Fiscal Year 2021, according to the CBP. Last month, the CBP revealed that arrests at the border for the month of November hit an all-time high, with 173,620 arrests made. That is the highest for the month of November since immigration arrests have been recorded. This week, a former Customs and Border Protection Commissioner spoke out about the dire situation at the border. The Epoch Times Reports–
The southwest border during President Joe Biden’s first year in office reached historic levels of illegal crossings, pulling agents off the front line and leaving large swaths of the border unpatrolled. Drugs, especially fentanyl, flowed in, and overdose deaths are at an all-time high.
“What we’re experiencing now on the southwest border is a complete, utter catastrophe,” Mark Morgan, former acting commissioner of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), which oversees Border Patrol, told The Epoch Times on Jan. 7.
“We have lost control of the southwest border.”
Morgan served as the Commissioner of the CBP from 2019-2021 under President Trump’s administration.
Last year, Border Patrol agents detected but didn’t catch an additional 600,000 illegal border crossers, known as “gotaways,” Morgan further said.
“That’s the equivalent to the size of the state of Vermont,” he said. “Think about the bad people that are in that 600,000 that got away.”
Upon taking office, Biden issued a 100 day halt on most deportations, stopped construction of President Trump’s border wall, and ended his “remain in Mexico” policy. President Trump saw illegal immigration reach a 17 year low during his administration. “Mayorkas has eviscerated our interior immigration enforcement apparatus—meaning that once an illegal alien enters our country, they become virtually impossible to remove,” said Matthew Tragesser at the Federation for American Immigration Reform.