Despite hitting a two-decade high of border encounters in May, reports indicate the June migrant numbers soared even higher.
Though U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has yet to comment regarding the final numbers for the month of June, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official familiar with the numbers told CNN that close to 188,800 migrants were either arrested or turned away during the month of June.
May had seen the most border encounters in 20 years with 180,034 encounters with illegal immigrants before June’s numbers eclipsed it, BBC reported.
While progressives like to push their agenda by zeroing in on the unaccompanied children and families crossing the border, CNN also reported that the majority of the encounters in June were actually single adults.
With the addition of June’s new high, the 2021 fiscal year will now total over one million illegal immigrant encounters at the U.S.-Mexico border.
To tackle this crisis, GOP Governors Doug Ducey (Ariz.) and Greg Abbott (Texas) penned a letter to all governors in June asking for assistance at the border.
“Given the staggering number of violations now occurring in Texas and Arizona, additional manpower is needed from any State that can spare it,” the joint letter concluded.
Several governors have since responded with personnel aid amid the Biden administration’s lackadaisical approach to the illegal immigration crisis, which a Latino activist group dubbed an “insurrection.”