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Poll: 53% of Americans say there is an ‘invasion’ at the southern border

More than half of Americans believe that the situation at the southern border amounts to an ‘invasion’ while another third of respondents in a new poll expressed worry over being replaced by illegal immigrants.

The new NPR/Ipsos poll released Thursday shows an overall decline in support for immigration as new images emerge every day of hundreds to thousands of migrants crossing illegally over the southern border.

Aerial video from the southern border on Thursday shared by Fox News showed yet another large group, this time of approximately 150 mostly single adults, arriving in Eagle Pass, Texas after illegally traversing the Rio Grande River from Mexico.

Despite the images and harrowing journey leading to deaths of migrants, Democrats claim there is no crisis at the border and have downplayed President Joe Biden’s policies as contributing to the cause of record-breaking migration numbers.

Meanwhile, 28 percent of Americans say it is ‘completely true’ that there is an ‘invasion’ at the southern border and another 25 percent say the statement is ‘somewhat true.’

A new poll shows that 53% of Americans say the southern border crisis is an 'invasion'. Meanwhile, new images emerged Thursday of a group of about 150 migrants waiting for processing after illegally crossing the into Eagle Pass, Texas from Mexico

A new poll shows that 53% of Americans say the southern border crisis is an ‘invasion’. Meanwhile, new images emerged Thursday of a group of about 150 migrants waiting for processing after illegally crossing the into Eagle Pass, Texas from Mexico

The poll shows that more than half of Americans think there is an 'invasion' while another one-third expressed worry over being 'replaced' by illegal immigrants

The poll shows that more than half of Americans think there is an 'invasion' while another one-third expressed worry over being 'replaced' by illegal immigrants

The poll shows that more than half of Americans think there is an ‘invasion’ while another one-third expressed worry over being ‘replaced’ by illegal immigrants

Migrants are escorted to vans to be transported to processing centers after illegally crossing the Rio Grande River into Texas from Mexico on Thursday, August 18, 2022

Migrants are escorted to vans to be transported to processing centers after illegally crossing the Rio Grande River into Texas from Mexico on Thursday, August 18, 2022

Migrants are escorted to vans to be transported to processing centers after illegally crossing the Rio Grande River into Texas from Mexico on Thursday, August 18, 2022

Just 19 percent of respondents say the claims of invasion are ‘completely false’ and another 27 percent say they ‘don’t know’ about that classification.

The so-called replacement theory is a conspiracy that ‘elites’ are deliberately replacing white people born in America with immigration and people of color.

The survey taken July 28-29 of 1,116 American adults shows that more than one-third of respondents agree with the statement that ‘native-born Americans are being systematically replaced by immigrants’.

When just considering Republican respondents, that figure jumps to more than 50 percent.

While nearly half of the 1.82 million migrants who arrived in the U.S. so far in Fiscal Year 2022 were expelled from the country under pandemic-era Title 42.

But the hundreds of thousands of others were permitted to seek asylum in the U.S.

A report based on sources with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) claims that the agency has encountered more than 2 million migrants crossing the southern border illegally.

New figures released this week show that less than 200,000 migrants were encountered in July, a two month consecutive decrease in crossings. As of July, CBP encountered 1.82 million migrants in Fiscal Year 2022 ¿ but in the first half of August, it increased to more than 2 million

New figures released this week show that less than 200,000 migrants were encountered in July, a two month consecutive decrease in crossings. As of July, CBP encountered 1.82 million migrants in Fiscal Year 2022 ¿ but in the first half of August, it increased to more than 2 million

New figures released this week show that less than 200,000 migrants were encountered in July, a two month consecutive decrease in crossings. As of July, CBP encountered 1.82 million migrants in Fiscal Year 2022 – but in the first half of August, it increased to more than 2 million

Footage also captured by Fox News on Wednesday shows the moment Border Patrol agents opened the gates at the southern border to allow illegal migrants through – just after Texas National Guard officers had locked it.

The armed agents, who work under the direction of the Biden administration, unbuckle the barbed-wire fence before several asylum seekers – including men, women and children – walked through.

Agents then stood around chatting and finally shut the barrier between Mexico and the US after dozens had filed past them into the country, as the Texas National Guard watched on helplessly.

The video was roundly slammed online, with Texas Governor Greg Abbott leading the charge by branding it ‘unbelievable’ and blaming Joe Biden’s border policies for the influx.

It comes amid a surging crisis in the US as migrants from across South America ditch their homes and trek thousands of miles in search of a better life in the States. At least two million are reported to have entered the country already this year, setting a new national record dating back 22 years.

Meanwhile Abbott has been sending bus loads of them up to New York to try to ease the pressure in Texas, causing Big Apple Mayor Eric Adams to offload them into luxury hotels across the city.

A group of around 25 migrants are seen waiting on the Mexican side of the fence, as the National Guard stands watch

A group of around 25 migrants are seen waiting on the Mexican side of the fence, as the National Guard stands watch

A group of around 25 migrants are seen waiting on the Mexican side of the fence, as the National Guard stands watch

Border Patrol agents, in green, arrive and are seen opening the gate as the National Guard, in their military clothes, look on

Border Patrol agents, in green, arrive and are seen opening the gate as the National Guard, in their military clothes, look on

Border Patrol agents, in green, arrive and are seen opening the gate as the National Guard, in their military clothes, look on

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New York City will spend millions renting another FIVE THOUSAND hotel rooms for illegal migrants

New York City is planning on renting a further 5,000 hotel rooms to accommodate the migrants arriving on buses in the city from Texas and Arizona, as the city struggles to house the new arrivals.

The 5,000 rooms will come on top of the 1,000 rooms the city announced they would rent last week.

A solicitation letter was sent on Wednesday by the Department of Social Services, detailing the request.

No cost was given, and they did not specify which hotels they planned to use. 

Some New Yorkers reacted with anger to the news of the additional 5,000 hotel rooms. 

‘NYC is looking for an extra 5,000 hotel rooms to house bused in migrants. So now we have illegal immigrants instead of tourists in our hotels,’ tweeted Andrea Catsimatidis, chair of the Manhattan Republican Party. 

‘Imagine that impact on our economy, crime, and tax dollars.’

The latest footage was captured by Fox News‘s border reporting team, using drones. They said it was the first time they had seen such a scenario. It also underscores the differing approach by the state and federal teams.

Bill Melugin, Fox’s correspondent on the border, tweeted it was the first time he had seen the National Guard locking the gate and standing guard. He said: ‘Border Patrol opening gates etc to allow migrants in is not new.

‘They have to process migrants on U.S. soil per federal law. What’s new is TX is now closing the gate & denying entry at this major crossing location. Always open in months past, including this video I shot in May.’

Abbott deployed the Texas National Guard in March 2021, terming the mission Operation Lone Star. Since then the operation has ramped up to see 10,000 troops deployed along the border.

On Wednesday, he said he was outraged by the CBP’s actions. ‘Unbelievable,’ he tweeted. ‘While Texas secures the border, the federal government is enabling illegal immigration.

‘Biden’s open border policies caused this crisis. The federal government must do its job & fix it.’

Abbott is know for taking headline-grabbing measures to deal with the situation on the border, amid record-breaking arrivals, and his own re-election campaign ahead of the November election.

He launched this spring a policy of sending migrants from Texas to Washington DC on buses, if they chose, in a bid to take the problem directly to the capital.

Abbott in August extended the program to New York City, and the Republican governor of Arizona, Doug Ducey, has followed suit. So far, 10,000 migrants have been bussed north.

Under the Biden administration, CBP agents are told to focus their energies on processing migrants, rather than blocking their entry. Some agents expressed their anger at being taken away from the border duties.

‘I know the policies of this administration are not particularly popular with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, but that’s the reality, and let’s see what we can do within that framework,’ said Alejandro Mayorkas, the Homeland Security Secretary, in an address to CBP agents in January.

The new video came as CBP sources reportedly revealed total arrivals for the fiscal year 2022 had now surpassed two million – setting a new national record.

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Images from the border this week show groups of hundreds of migrants crossing from Mexico into the U.S. ¿ specifically thousands were spotted in recent days crossing into Eagle Pass, Texas

Images from the border this week show groups of hundreds of migrants crossing from Mexico into the U.S. ¿ specifically thousands were spotted in recent days crossing into Eagle Pass, Texas

Images from the border this week show groups of hundreds of migrants crossing from Mexico into the U.S. – specifically thousands were spotted in recent days crossing into Eagle Pass, Texas

A small group of migrants illegally cross the Rio Grande River from Piedras Negras, Mexico into Eagle Pass, Texas on Friday

A small group of migrants illegally cross the Rio Grande River from Piedras Negras, Mexico into Eagle Pass, Texas on Friday

A small group of migrants illegally cross the Rio Grande River from Piedras Negras, Mexico into Eagle Pass, Texas on Friday

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have encountered more than 2 million migrants at the southern border so far in Fiscal Year 2022, sources with the agency revealed to Fox. Pictured: More migrants bussed from Texas arrived in New York City on Wednesday morning

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have encountered more than 2 million migrants at the southern border so far in Fiscal Year 2022, sources with the agency revealed to Fox. Pictured: More migrants bussed from Texas arrived in New York City on Wednesday morning

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have encountered more than 2 million migrants at the southern border so far in Fiscal Year 2022, sources with the agency revealed to Fox. Pictured: More migrants bussed from Texas arrived in New York City on Wednesday morning 

Texas Governor Greg Abbott started sending migrants on buses from his state to Washington D.C. and New York City since they are sanctuary cities. Pictured: Immigrants, including young children, disembark a bus at Port Authority in Manhattan on Wednesday

Texas Governor Greg Abbott started sending migrants on buses from his state to Washington D.C. and New York City since they are sanctuary cities. Pictured: Immigrants, including young children, disembark a bus at Port Authority in Manhattan on Wednesday

Texas Governor Greg Abbott started sending migrants on buses from his state to Washington D.C. and New York City since they are sanctuary cities. Pictured: Immigrants, including young children, disembark a bus at Port Authority in Manhattan on Wednesday

A migrant arriving in New York City flashes a thumbs-up at bystanders and media at Port Authority

A migrant arriving in New York City flashes a thumbs-up at bystanders and media at Port Authority

A migrant arriving in New York City flashes a thumbs-up at bystanders and media at Port Authority

At ‘least 2 MILLION have now crossed’ the southern border this year

Another record was set over the weekend when Customs and Border Protection’s migrant encounter tracker for Fiscal Year 2022 surpassed the 2 million mark for the first time in U.S. history, according to reports.

CBP sources told Fox News that the migrant encounters hit 2,001,034 this weekend, with the majority of the fourth quarter left to go.

It comes after the agency released figures for July that showed encounters reaching below 200,000 for the first month since February. It was also the second consecutive month that saw a decline in encounters following four months in a row of increases.

At this point in Fiscal Year 2021, encounter figures were at 1,277,177 – more than 700,000 less than the same point this year.

Meanwhile, buses full of migrants continue to offload at New York City’s Port Authority on Wednesday as Texas Governor Greg Abbott goes forward with an initiative sending illegal immigrants out of his state to major U.S. cities.

Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs Miguel Castro received the migrants arriving in the Big Apple from Texas on Wednesday morning.

Trump-era CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan said it’s no surprise that crossings have now reached a yearly record high, claiming that the ‘Biden Administration has handed over operational control of our southern border to the cartels.’

‘They have done this by purposefully dismantling every meaningful and effective border security measure in place,’ Morgan added.

New monthly data, out on Monday, showed that so far this fiscal year 1.82 million people have been apprehended. Fox reported that that figure had surpassed two million this week. 

The last fiscal year – from October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021 – saw 1.66 million arrivals: in itself a record. The CBP records date back to 2000.

CBP sources told Fox News that the migrant encounters hit 2,001,034 this weekend. The agency released figures migrants were stopped fewer times at the U.S. border with Mexico in July than in June, a second straight monthly decline.

But flows were still unusually high, particularly among nationalities less affected by Title 42, a pandemic-era rule that denies migrants legal rights to seek asylum on grounds of preventing spread of COVID-19. 

In theory, Title 42 applies to all nationalities but costs, diplomatic relations and others considerations usually dictate who is expelled under the public health authority. 

U.S. authorities stopped migrants 199,976 times in July, down 3.8% from 207,933 in June and down 6.8% from 213,593% in July 2021, Customs and Border Protection said.  

‘While the encounter numbers remain high, this is a positive trend and the first two-month drop since October 2021,’ said Commissioner Chris Magnus.

Authorities stopped Mexicans, Guatemalans, Hondurans and El Salvadorans less in July than in June. Mexico has agreed to take people from all those countries who are expelled under Title 42, a relatively easy task for Border Patrol agents due to Mexico’s proximity.

People from countries more likely to be released in the U.S. on humanitarian parole or with notices to appear in immigration court were stopped more often. Border Patrol agents stopped Venezuelans 17,603 times in July, up 34% from June and nearly triple from July 2021.

Cubans were stopped 20,080 times by Border Patrol agents, up 25% from June and nearly six times from June 2021. Colombians were also stopped more often.

Del Rio, Texas, was again the busiest corridor for illegal crossings among the Border Patrol’s nine sectors on the Mexico border, with agents stopping migrants 49,563 times in July. Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, which had long been the busiest, was a distant second with 35,180 stops. 

At this point in Fiscal Year 2021, encounter figures were at 1,277,177 – more than 700,000 less than the same point this year. Meanwhile, buses full of migrants continue to offload at New York City’s Port Authority on Wednesday.

Miguel Castro, Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs for the city, received the migrants arriving from Texas on Wednesday morning.

Trump-era CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan said it’s no surprise that crossings have now reached a yearly record high, claiming that the ‘Biden Administration has handed over operational control of our southern border to the cartels.’

‘They have done this by purposefully dismantling every meaningful and effective border security measure in place,’ Morgan added. This includes Biden canceling construction of former President Donald Trump’s southern border wall the day he took office.

Meanwhile, New York City is planning on renting a further 5,000 hotel rooms to accommodate the migrants arriving on buses in the city from Texas and Arizona. The 5,000 rooms will come on top of the 1,000 rooms the city announced they would rent last week.

A solicitation letter was sent on Wednesday by the Department of Social Services, detailing the request. No cost was given, and they did not specify which hotels they planned to use. 

Some New Yorkers reacted with anger to the news of the additional 5,000 hotel rooms. 

‘NYC is looking for an extra 5,000 hotel rooms to house bused in migrants. So now we have illegal immigrants instead of tourists in our hotels,’ tweeted Andrea Catsimatidis, chair of the Manhattan Republican Party. 

‘Imagine that impact on our economy, crime, and tax dollars.’ 

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has resorted to creating a barrier out of shipping containers along the border with Mexico to help curtail migrants from illegally entering the U.S. at crossings in his state. 

So far, Abbott has sent at least 6,000 migrants to Washington, D.C. and Ducey has sent at least 1,000 migrants out of his state by bus to the nation’s capital.

NYC Mayor Adams and DC Mayor Muriel Bowser have condemned Abbott’s efforts, which were started in mid-April and led to Ducey launching the same program a month later – bussing migrants from his state to sanctuary cities.

For months, the efforts were focused on the nation’s capital in an attempt to bring to the doorstep of lawmakers the southern border crisis.

But after Bowser called the few thousands migrants in D.C. a humanitarian crisis, Abbott saw the effectiveness of the campaign. At that point he started sending migrants to New York as well.

People, including Hasidic Jews, welcome migrants to New York as they continue to be bussed to the Big Apple from Texas

People, including Hasidic Jews, welcome migrants to New York as they continue to be bussed to the Big Apple from Texas

People, including Hasidic Jews, welcome migrants to New York as they continue to be bussed to the Big Apple from Texas

Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs Miguel Castro received the migrants arriving in Manhattan from Texas on Wednesday morning

Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs Miguel Castro received the migrants arriving in Manhattan from Texas on Wednesday morning

Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs Miguel Castro received the migrants arriving in Manhattan from Texas on Wednesday morning 

A migrant woman holds her baby as she disembarks a bus at the Port Authority in New York after boarding in Texas

A migrant woman holds her baby as she disembarks a bus at the Port Authority in New York after boarding in Texas

A migrant woman holds her baby as she disembarks a bus at the Port Authority in New York after boarding in Texas

Republicans claim that Biden’s failure to visit the southern border since taking office last year proves that he does not take the migration crisis seriously and is not working hard enough to address the humanitarian issues facing border communities.

‘Joe Biden has visited Delaware nearly 50 times since entering the Oval Office,’ Representative Andy Biggs tweeted on Wednesday.

‘He has yet to visit the southern border ONCE in his entire life.’ ‘He is not a leader,’ the Arizona congressman added.

Pennsylvania Representative Guy Reschenthaler noted in a Wednesday tweet: ‘President Biden has been in office for 574 days. He hasn’t made a single trip to our southern border.’

Biden put Vice President Kamala Harris in charge of the southern border crisis shortly after taking office, but her office immediately rebranded the ‘border czar’ title to clarify that she was address ‘root causes’ of migration in Northern Triangle countries.

Images have emerged from spots along the southern border where several hundred and sometimes thousands of migrants crossed in the span of just 24 hours.

At an unrelated press conference on Monday, Mayor Adams said that New York would 'treat these people with dignity' that Texas has failed to do

At an unrelated press conference on Monday, Mayor Adams said that New York would 'treat these people with dignity' that Texas has failed to do

At an unrelated press conference on Monday, Mayor Adams said that New York would ‘treat these people with dignity’ that Texas has failed to do

Adams is seen at the Port Authority bus terminal in midtown Manhattan on August 6, handing out supplies to the new arrivals

Adams is seen at the Port Authority bus terminal in midtown Manhattan on August 6, handing out supplies to the new arrivals

Adams is seen at the Port Authority bus terminal in midtown Manhattan on August 6, handing out supplies to the new arrivals

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The Row, a $400-a-night luxury hotel based near tourist-packed Times Square, will become a shelter for as many as 600 migrant families. It is not clear if one floor will be made available or if they will be across the property

The Row, a $400-a-night luxury hotel based near tourist-packed Times Square, will become a shelter for as many as 600 migrant families. It is not clear if one floor will be made available or if they will be across the property

The Row, a $400-a-night luxury hotel based near tourist-packed Times Square, will become a shelter for as many as 600 migrant families. It is not clear if one floor will be made available or if they will be across the property

The plush hotel is understood to be working with Mayor Adams to convert part of the hotel, where rooms can cost more than $400-a-night, into an intake center

The plush hotel is understood to be working with Mayor Adams to convert part of the hotel, where rooms can cost more than $400-a-night, into an intake center

The plush hotel is understood to be working with Mayor Adams to convert part of the hotel, where rooms can cost more than $400-a-night, into an intake center

A security guard at Row NYC told DailyMail.com that migrants will be moved to rooms such as this one

A security guard at Row NYC told DailyMail.com that migrants will be moved to rooms such as this one

A security guard at Row NYC told DailyMail.com that migrants will be moved to rooms such as this one

Fox News has released images from Eagle Pass, Texas where groups of hundreds of migrants are rounded up after traversing across the Rio Grande River in a dangerous journey that many times leads to immediate return.

In other cases, however, migrants’ asylum claims are heard out and they are released into the U.S. to await immigration proceedings.

But officials warn that thousands of migrants never show up for their court dates and disappear into the country, remaining undocumented.

There are still two months left in FY2022, and if encounters continue at their current rate, CBP could be on track for nearly 2.5 million apprehensions in one year – far surpassing any previous year.

Morgan, who served as CBP chief from July 5, 2019 until Trump left office on January 20, 2021, said the continuously record-breaking migration figures are a direct reflection on failures of the Biden administration.

‘In just over 18 months Biden’s open border agenda, shepherded-in by it’s chief architect [DHS] Secretary [Alejandro] Mayorkas, has resulted in more than 4.9 million migrants illegally entering our southern border – 4 million encounters and nearing one million got aways who evaded apprehension,’ Morgan told DailyMail.com

‘With more than three million now residing in the U.S., the Biden administration has added the equivalent of the entire population of the state South Carolina.’

He called the situation at the southern border a ‘self-inflicted crisis’ and said: ‘We’ve had 17 straight months of more than 150,000 apprehensions.

‘CBP has encountered more illegal aliens on the Terrorist Screening Data base this FY than the past 5 years combined. With more than 900,000+ known got-aways the reality is the next threat could already be in the U.S.,’ Morgan concluded.

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