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President Biden Covering Up New Border Catastrophe

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In July, there was a notable surge in illegal border crossings, which marked a stark contrast to the preceding month of June when such crossings had reached a two-year low. This surge occurred despite the scorching temperatures prevailing along much of the U.S. southern border.

According to Fox News, the Tucson sector of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported a significant rise in daily border crossings, with figures skyrocketing to 1,900 in July. This marked a substantial 134% increase compared to the previous month’s count of 812 daily arrivals. These figures, based on unpublished agency data, were cited by CBS News.

Border enforcement officials have encountered a surge in migrant activity, including families with young children, traversing the Arizona desert in large groups. This is particularly remarkable given the ongoing heat wave in the area, where daily temperatures have exceeded 110 degrees Fahrenheit. The presence of sizable groups traveling together often serves as an indicator of involvement by human smugglers, as outlined in the report.

The surge in border crossings has been particularly concentrated in the remote region of Lukeville, Arizona, an area with limited resources to accommodate migrants. The influx of newcomers has compelled agents to temporarily place certain migrant men outside in the extreme heat, aiming to prevent overcrowding at the Ajo facility, as noted in the report. CBP indicated that the Ajo station lacks the capacity to handle large migrant numbers.

While acknowledging the substantial uptick in border crossings in Arizona, CBP emphasized its efforts to provide suitable conditions for migrants. The agency has made arrangements for migrants to access shaded areas and is expediting their relocation away from the scorching Arizona climate.

A spokesperson from CBP, in a statement to Fox News Digital, conveyed that the agency has deployed additional personnel and resources to address the rise in encounters. The affected region represents one of the most isolated and hazardous stretches along the southwest border. Smuggling organizations have often callously directed individuals to traverse extensive distances, frequently with inadequate water, in these challenging conditions.

CBP also underscored their commitment to ensuring that migrants are provided with essential necessities such as food, water, and medical assessments upon their arrival. Importantly, CBP reported that there have been no significant medical emergencies or heat-related fatalities in the Ajo region.