In a move critics say was made to limit political fallout, Team Biden waited until late Friday evening to release a report on the number of illegals encountered at the U.S. southern border in September. That number, 227,000, shattered past records set on Joe Biden’s watch.
For the fiscal year, there were 2,766,582 encounters, also a record. In the last full fiscal year for President Donald Trump, there were 646,822 encounters.
In a report released just before midnight, Team Biden also said that so-called “got-aways,” or those who slipped into the U.S. without being caught, has reached 1 million during this administration.
Border Patrol agents also apprehended 20 terrorism suspects in September, setting a new monthly record.