As President Joe Biden’s open border policies continue incentivizing the ongoing crisis on the southwest border, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced that with 203,598 encounters in August, the federal fiscal year total is now a record-breaking 2,150,244.

However, of the 203,598 encounters along the border in August, 22 percent (nearly 45,000) involved individuals who had at least one prior encounter with CBP in the previous 12 months.

Current CBP Commissioner Chris Magnus blamed “failing communist regimes in Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Cuba” for “driving a new wave of migration across the Western Hemisphere, including the recent increase in encounters at the southwest U.S. border.”

Nevertheless, CBP highlighted that with more than 2.1 million encounters, “more individuals encountered at the border will be removed or expelled this year than any previous year.”

Meanwhile, according to former CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan, a whopping “89 percent of Border Patrol resources are pulled off the frontline, off our national security mission, leaving large areas of border wide open, literally handing operational control over the cartels.”

Last week, Alliance for a Safe Texas confirmed the Biden administration’s open border policies are straining county resources to the point that unidentified illegal aliens, including children, are being haphazardly buried in Texas soil.

Notably, “the average number of unaccompanied children in CBP custody was 422 per day” in August. While this is down from an average of 562 per day in July, it still leaves thousands of children in federal custody—many of whom are unaccounted for by the Biden administration.

Texans have been sounding the alarm for over a year regarding the devastation to property, livelihoods, and human life.

Counties across the state are now asking for Gov. Greg Abbott to utilize his constitutional powers as governor to declare an invasion on the Texas-Mexico border and begin the process of repelling illegal aliens rather than busing them throughout the country.

Sydnie Henry

A born and bred Texan, Sydnie serves as the Managing Editor for Texas Scorecard. She graduated from Patrick Henry College with a B.A. in Government and is utilizing her research and writing skills to spread truth to Texans.