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Biden admin making moves at border amid looming migrant traffic shifts, increases
Border numbers are moving back up once again
(FOX) – The Biden administration is taking a number of actions in response to what appears to be the beginnings of an increase – as well as a shift – in migrant traffic at the southern border.
Numbers of overall migrant encounters at the southern border itself went down after the highs seen before the end of Title 42 in early May, confounding some predictions. There were over 200,000 encounters in May and that dropped to around 144,000 in June.
However, as the Biden administration touted that decrease in numbers as a sign that its post-Title 42 strategy is working, numbers have reportedly been increasing. The Washington Post reported last week that initial numbers show a 30% increase in July.
Additionally, there are signs of a shift in traffic from Texas to Arizona. CBS News reported that the Tucson Sector has seen a 134% increase from June, in a region that sees blistering heat and extreme conditions.
A Customs and Border Protection (CBP) spokesperson told Fox News Digital on Saturday that the agency has been working to address “large numbers of migrants” crossing into the desert area near Ajo — a typically desolate and quiet…