Biden’s Border Policies Lead to Three-Year Low in Undocumented Crossings

Chloe Whisperwillow

Updated Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at 6:07 AM CDT

Biden’s Border Policies Lead to Three-Year Low in Undocumented Crossings

Undocumented crossings at the US’s southern border have fallen to a three-year low, marking the lowest level during Joe Biden’s presidency. This significant decrease follows a controversial executive order Biden signed in June, limiting immigration at the southern border.

According to the latest data from federal Customs and Border Patrol obtained by CBS News, about 84,000 people crossed into the US without documentation in June. This is the lowest monthly total since Biden assumed office in January 2021. The number of people entering the US without authorization has steadily decreased since February, when 141,000 people were apprehended at the border.

Biden’s executive order restricts asylum seekers from crossing the southern border once a daily limit of crossings has been exceeded. The order was signed after Republicans blocked a bipartisan immigration bill that aimed to limit asylum. Vanessa Cárdenas, executive director of America’s Voice, an immigration advocacy organization, criticized Biden's asylum policy, stating it violates fundamental American values and endangers people. Cárdenas believes Democrats are falling into a trap by adopting the right's narrative on immigration.

Polling indicates that a majority of registered voters disapprove of Biden's handling of immigration. Immigration remains a top-ranking issue in the 2024 presidential election. A recent poll from Monmouth University suggests Biden's executive order has not persuaded disgruntled voters.

Biden faces consistent criticism from Republicans for not addressing record numbers of people arriving through the US-Mexico border. During a presidential debate, Trump highlighted the murder and assault of 12-year-old Jocelyn Nungaray, who was killed in Texas by two Venezuelan men who reportedly entered the US illegally. Trump claimed that many young women are being murdered by individuals who illegally cross the US border, as reported by Reuters.

Border Patrol agents apprehended just over 84,000 migrants crossing the U.S. southern border in June, the lowest monthly number since President Joe Biden took office in 2021. A Department of Homeland Security official provided the information to NBC News, noting that the number of apprehensions in June was nearly 30% lower than in May, when Border Patrol made over 117,000 apprehensions of migrants crossing between legal ports of entry.

The Biden administration attributes the decline to new asylum restrictions announced in early June. CBS News was the first to report the number of June migrant apprehensions, marking the fourth straight month of decline in migrant apprehensions along the U.S.-Mexico border. Customs and Border Protection will officially release the June numbers to the public later this month.

The last time the number of migrant crossings was under 97,000 was the month Biden took office. In January 2021, the Border Patrol made just over 75,000 apprehensions. U.S. officials have noted that the lower numbers of apprehensions in June are partly due to high heat and increased interdictions of U.S.-bound migrants by Mexican authorities. Over the past year, Mexico has tripled its interdictions of migrants traveling through its territory to the U.S.

Immigration, especially illegal crossings at the southern U.S. border, has become a top three issue for voters in the upcoming November presidential election. During a CNN-hosted presidential debate, Biden stated that his executive action on asylum claims has reduced illegal crossings by 40%.

This article was originally published on NBCNews.com. Biden's executive order has been met with both praise and criticism from various advocacy groups and political figures. Despite the executive order, a significant number of voters remain dissatisfied with the administration's handling of immigration. The issue of immigration continues to be a contentious and central topic in U.S. politics, impacting voter sentiment and policy debates.

Conservative Bias:

Well, folks, here we go again with the liberal media and their twisted narratives, trying to paint a rosy picture of Biden's disastrous border policies. They want you to believe that undocumented crossings have hit a three-year low, but don't be fooled. This so-called "executive order" is nothing but a desperate attempt to cover up the chaos at our southern border. The liberals blocked a bipartisan immigration bill and now they have the audacity to criticize Republicans? Give me a break! Biden's weak stance has endangered American lives, and yet they continue to push this nonsense. Remember the tragic murder of 12-year-old Jocelyn Nungaray by those Venezuelan men who entered illegally? This is the real consequence of Biden's failed policies. The Democrats are selling out our country, and it's time we hold them accountable!

Liberal Bias:

Let's cut through the Republican fear-mongering and get to the truth. Biden's border policies, despite the GOP's relentless obstruction, have led to a significant decrease in undocumented crossings. This is a fact. The executive order was a necessary response to the Republicans blocking a sensible, bipartisan immigration bill. Yet, the GOP continues to exploit tragedies like the murder of Jocelyn Nungaray to push their xenophobic agenda. They ignore the real issue: their refusal to cooperate on meaningful immigration reform. Biden's policies are a step in the right direction, but the GOP's constant sabotage and fear tactics are what truly endanger American values and lives. It's time to call out the Republican hypocrisy and demand real solutions!

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