Alarming Surge of Illegal Immigration in Arizona

Last updated: September 25, 2023

The Tucson Sector of the U.S. Border Patrol has reported a staggering increase in illegal immigration, apprehending approximately 11,000 migrants in just one week.

The total number of migrants caught this month has reached around 40,000. This surge has raised serious concerns about the effectiveness of current border policies and their impact on national security.

Unprecedented Numbers

The Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents have been working tirelessly to manage the influx of migrants crossing the Arizona border.

According to Sector Chief Patrol Agent John Modlin, his team apprehended about 11,000 migrants in a single week

This is not just a number; it's a glaring indication of the failure of open border policies that encourage illegal immigration.

Among the apprehended migrants was a convicted rapist who had previously been deported after a conviction in Washington State.

The agents also carried out 500 rescue missions and thwarted 15 human smuggling attempts. These incidents highlight the risks and dangers associated with illegal border crossings, not just for the United States but also for the migrants themselves.

Official Statements vs. on the Ground Reality

While Chief Modlin has warned migrants that illegal crossing could result in "arrest, removal, and a ban on reentry," these warnings seem to be contradicted by mass migrant releases.

This inconsistency between official statements and actions on the ground raises questions about the integrity of the current administration's border policies.

With one week left in Fiscal Year 23, Tucson Sector agents have taken more than 360,000 migrants into custody.

Nearly 49,000 of these were apprehended in August alone, leveraging the welded-open gates in the border wall near Lukeville, Arizona.

This surge is not only a security concern but also puts a strain on resources and manpower dedicated to border control.

Time for a Policy Reevaluation

The alarming numbers coming out of the Tucson Sector are a harsh condemnation of open border policies that seem to be encouraging illegal immigration rather than deterring it.

It's high time for a comprehensive review and overhaul of these policies to ensure the security and integrity of the nation's borders.

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