Rep. Zeldin Statement on Continued Crisis at Southern Border, Biden Administration’s Inaction | Congressman Lee Zeldin

Rep. Zeldin Statement on Continued Crisis at Southern Border, Biden Administration’s Inaction

September 17, 2021
Press Release

PATCHOGUE, NY - Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) released the following statement on the continued crisis at the southern border after images surfaced of thousands of migrants under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas, after illegally entering the United States:

There is a massive, full blown crisis at our southern border. With the policies, statements, and feckless leadership of the Biden Administration, there is a 100 percent certainty this will only get worse. All media should be reporting on this and the Administration must be forced to fix this.”

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported 208,887 apprehensions at the southern border in August alone. That is a 317 percent increase from last August, the sixth straight month of more than 170,000 border apprehensions. This number is down only slightly from July, which totaled the most illegal border crossings in a single month in more than 20 years. Additionally, there have been more than 1 million illegal border crossings since President Biden took office. That number is higher than any yearly total since 2006. 

Click here for footage of migrants crossing the Rio Grande into the U.S. illegally.