According to a new report from Fox News, border officials encountered a 71% increase in migrants at the border in March from February.
Per the report “of the 172,000 migrants encountered, the majority were single adults, and included 18,890 unaccompanied children — a 100% increase from the already high numbers encountered in February, and the highest number recorded. In February, 100,441 migrants overall were encountered.”
Acting Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Troy Miller said in a statement “CBP has experienced an increase in encounters and arrests. This is not new. Encounters have continued to increase since April 2020, and our past experiences have helped us be better prepared for the challenges we face this year.”
“We are committed to balancing the need to maintain border security, care for those in our custody, and keep the American people and our workforce safe,” he added.
During a recent Instagram Live appearance, NY Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took issue with those using the word “surge” to describe the border crisis.
AOC said “This is not a surge. These are children and they are not insurgents.”