Illegal border crossings are on the rise again, and Border Patrol authorities are overwhelmed.
Despite White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre’s insistence that President Joe Biden has done "more to secure the border and to deal with this issue of immigration than anybody else," Americans have seen evidence to the contrary.
Monday alone saw Border Patrol encounter over 9,700 migrants in both illegal crossings and at ports of entry. That total comes close to the record single-day number of encounters, when agents apprehended over 10,000 migrants in May. Between Friday and Monday, Border Patrol saw 35,000 migrant encounters.
Agents in El Paso, Texas, are encountering about 1,200 illegal migrants per day with local shelters operating over capacity. That revelation prompted CNN host Sara Sidner on Tuesday to declare, "The migrant crisis at the southern border is exploding once again."
Over the weekend, several videos emerged showing the dire circumstances at the border. One video showed Border Patrol agents emptying buses of migrants in San Diego, Calif., in a mass release. Agents also released one family in the parking lot of a store in Arizona.
Fox News’s Bill Melugin and others on Fox’s team in the past week captured several videos of migrants crossing the border by land and sea. Former Immigration and Customs Enforcement field office director John Fabbricatore also traveled to the border and filmed hundreds of illegal immigrants apprehended by border agents.
One video shared widely on social media Sunday showed a train of cheering migrants headed from Zacatecas, Mexico, toward the southern border.