US Border Broke Crossing Threshold for the First Time in 21 Years, John Rothmann reacts

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent directs a vehicle entering the United States from Canada to an inspection point at the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit, Monday, Aug. 9, 2021.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

“This topic, I know will ignite tremendous controversy, and I want it to” said John Rothmann about the US – Mexico border crisis.

The Biden administration is facing a “serious challenge” at the US southern border, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Thursday, saying the US has encountered an “unprecedented” number of migrants illegally crossing the border.

Border patrol agents apprehended over 212,000 undocumented migrants in July, breaking the 200,000 threshold for the first time in 21 years, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection data.

During a news conference in Brownsville, Texas, Mayorkas stressed the sharp increase of migrants arriving at the US-Mexico border, many of whom are fleeing deteriorating conditions in their home countries.

“We are facing a serious challenge at our southern border, and the challenge is of course made more acute and more difficult because of the Covid-19 pandemic. It has also been made more difficult because of the fact that the prior administration dismantled our asylum system,” Mayorkas said.

John asks listeners, “What do we do about the border crisis?” How do you think the Biden administration should handle the border crisis?

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