Border crossings BACK to pre-Title 42 levels: 8,000 apprehended in a DAY and 20,000 in custody – just 18 weeks after Biden insisted there would be no more ‘chaos’
- US border agents apprehended 8,000 people on Monday
- That’s comparable to levels in May during the run-up to the end of Title 42
The number of U.S. border apprehensions reached 8,000 on Monday — partly spiking on the eve of the end of Title 42 — when a Mexican railroad suspended northbound trains because so many migrants were jumping aboard freight cars at personal risk.
The increase in apprehensions comes as levels fell after the government ended Title 42 after a lengthy court battle and introduced new procedures intended to reduce incentives and push more migrants to start an online application process.
After reaching 8,000 in May and overwhelming U.S. border facilities, border arrests dropped to about 3,500 in the intervening months. CNN reports this.
Policy changes have fundamentally changed economic and other incentives. On Monday, new video emerged of migrants cheering as they hung from the side of rolling freight trains en route to the U.S. border.
Migrants wait on the side of the U.S. border after members of the U.S. National Guard dismantled their encampment near Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, September 19, 2023. There were 8,000 apprehensions of migrants at the southern border on Monday
Amazing footage of the FerroMex train was captured as the locomotive could be seen approaching the city of Zacatecas in central Mexican Republic with hundreds of people in tow as it headed north on the 750-mile journey towards the US.
On Tuesday, the company announced it would suspend rides in northern Mexico due to safety concerns.
The company said it was stopping 60 freight trains, with enough material to fill 1,800 tractor units.
It was a change significant enough to impact international trade, the company said. Rail is also a cleaner way to transport large amounts of freight than gas.
The company cited a handful of “regrettable cases of injuries or deaths” among those who jumped aboard.
It said migrants jumped aboard the freight trains despite the “serious danger this entails,” the Associated Press reported.
It cited a “significant increase” and said stopping the trains would “protect the physical safety of the migrants” as authorities tackle the problem.
Ferromex, Mexico’s largest railway company, announced it has suspended operations of its freight trains due to the huge number of migrants illegally hitching a ride on trains heading north to the border
Footage shows the FerroMex train leaving the central Mexican city of Zacatecas, heading north on a 750-mile journey to the US.
A freight train loaded with migrants has been captured on video traveling at full speed toward the Mexican border with the United States.
The Biden administration has been grappling with the migration problem since 2021
The video comes as recent data from US Customs and Border Patrol shows an increase in encounters with migrants at the southern border between June and July of this year
The number of Americans who call immigration a “good thing.” dropped in a Gallup poll this summer.
That comes ahead of a presidential campaign in which immigration will become a top issue, with Republican candidates hammering the Biden administration on the issue.
There were 184,000 encounters of migrants with border agents in July, up from 144,000 in June.
Those numbers are actually down compared to the 200,000 crossings at the southern border during the same period in 2021 and 2022.