Unofficial Border Patrol records indicate that in the past 28 days, agents in the Tucson Sector captured more than 49,000 migrants who crossed the border illegally from Mexico into Arizona.
Chief Patrol Agent John Modlin of the Tucson Sector reported on X that his agents had detained 13,300 migrants the preceding week. As a result of these arrests, 126 federal criminal proceedings were opened.
For the fourth week in a row, agents in the Tucson Sector have made more than 11,000 arrests.
Modlin claimed that in addition to the arrests, authorities in the Tucson Sector rescued 588 migrants and prevented 25 attempts at human smuggling.
Modlin’s unofficial reports put the number of arrests in the last 28 days at almost 49,300.
Tucson Sector agents detained more than 372,000 undocumented individuals during FY23. Over the previous fiscal year, this represents a growth of approximately 50%.
We can expect the official September data and the fiscal year 23 annual report late in October.
The current flood of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border is more significant than anything the country has experienced, according to former DHS secretary Jeh Johnson, who also cautioned that people are entering the country whom U.S. officials cannot identify.
Former Obama administration official Johnson made his remarks during a Thursday morning appearance on Fox News. He was being questioned about why the United States cares so much about the conflict between Israel and Hamas.
As a result of the attacks in Israel, there is widespread concern in the United States that terrorists are taking advantage of the migrant situation at the southern border to gain entry to the country.
After former Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal called for global rallies on Friday in favor of the Palestinians, concern emerged online. According to Reuters, in his message, Mashaal also called on Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, and Egypt to join the war against Israel.
While acknowledging many Americans’ anxiety in light of the Israeli-Palestinian issue, Johnson urged his countrymen to be watchful.
Johnson remarked, “Many people are currently invading our southern border.” He said it’s the most significant northward shift in the northern hemisphere in recorded history, and it’s difficult to know who these people are.