(TruthAndLiberty.com) – The Biden administration has been taking new actions recently in order to address the new influx in migration and the shift in traffic along the southern border.
Following the expiration of Title 42 in early May there was an overall decrease in the number of migrant encounters at the southern border. While in May the number of encounters had been at 200,000 there was more than a 25 percent drop, with the number of encounters reaching 144,000 in June. While the Biden administration has been using this data as an example of the success of their immigration policies following the end of Title 42, a recent increase in the number of encounters was reported for July by the Washington Post.
According to their report, there was a 30 percent increase in the number of encounters from June to July. A CBS Report also reported that there has been a shift in the area that most migrants are using to cross into the country, noting a 134 percent increase in the number of encounters in the Tucson Sector. Despite the high temperatures in Arizona, many migrants appear to be choosing that state to enter into the U.S.
A spokesperson for the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) revealed to Fox News Digital that their agency was trying to address the influx of immigrants who were crossing into the desert area close to Ajo, which is normally a quieter and more desolate part of the U.S. border.
They added that the U.S. Border Patrol has sent both resources and personnel to handle the increased number of encounters in the area, which has been used by smuggling organizations.
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