The number of illegal aliens apprehended at the border and at ports of entry in October dropped from September, but the figure still shows that “migrants” from Mexico, Central America, and beyond are determined to jump the border and continue their colonization of the United States.
Border agents bagged a little more than 45,000 of the illegal immigrants, U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported. That number is down from more than 50,000 in September, the last month of fiscal 2019.
While 2020 opened with less of an influx, the numbers are still high.
CBP’s chart shows that border agents collared 45,250 illegals, or 1,459 for each of October’s 31 days.
That’s an hourly rate of more than 60.
The number of those caught jumping the border was 35,444, a figure that breaks down as follows:
• Unaccompanied Alien Children — 2,848
• Family Units — 9,733
• Single Adults — 22,863
Illegals stopped at the border and declared inadmissible numbered 9,806, and showed up in these categories:
• Unaccompanied Alien Children — 389
• Family Units — 4,025
• Single Adults — 5,291
• Accompanied Minor Child — 101
Those numbers reverse a major trend from last year. Border-jumping families outnumbered single adults in every month last year but October. Yet the opening tally this year shows that single adults exceeded so-called families by 135 percent.
Family units were a major problem for border agents and average Americans last year. Illegals show up in families, often fake families, testing shows, because they know border agents will release them almost immediately.
That allows them to disappear into the country and avoid court hearings to determine whether they will be permitted to stay in the country pending the outcome of asylum proceedings.
But once released, they are nearly impossible to deport and become a major crime, health, and education burden for the communities in which they settle.
Though October’s number is still well beyond what it should be, which is next to nothing, it dropped 13.9 percent from September’s 52,546.
It’s 44.7 percent down from July’s 81,777, and a 68.6-point dive from May’s 144,116.
As well, October’s number was lower than every month in fiscal 2019, when the Border Patrol caught 977,509 illegals, an average 81,459 per month.
Yet the figure is higher than seven months of 2018 and nine months in 2017. It is lower than all but two months of 2016, but higher than every month of 2015.
CBP recorded the lowest number of apprehensions for any month of the last five years in April 2017: 15,798.
From the beginning of fiscal 2015 through 2019, border agents apprehended a little more than 2.9 million illegals, some 582,470 a year or 48,539 per month.
What Hasn’t Changed
While the number of illegals caught at the border is improving, the quality of the border-jumpers hasn’t.
CBP announced yesterday that it apprehended two convicted murderers and a convicted sex pervert in the last week.
On November 8, agents at the El Paso Border Patrol Station caught Mexican illegal Jose Jesus Murillo-Rodriguez, a 46-year-old convicted murderer.
“In December 1992,” CBP reported, “Murillo was sentenced to 40 years in prison by a court in Cook County, Illinois, after being convicted of two counts of murder and a single count of attempted murder. He was ordered removed from the U.S. in November 2010.”
The day before, agents at the Ysleta Border Patrol Station arrested Miguel Marines-Patino, another Mexican murderer.
“In July 1986,” CBP reported, “Marines-Patino was arrested for murder by police in Chicago, Illinois, resulting in a conviction with 24 years confinement. Marines-Patino has been previously removed from the U.S. on two occasions, the last one being to Mexico on March 16, 2017, through Brownsville, Texas.”
On Monday, agents near Nogales, Arizona, put the cuffs on 35-year-old sex fiend Santiago Mariano-Aguirre, a Mexican “convicted of sex with a minor on September 30, 2005, by Humboldt County, California.”
Photo: AP Images
R. Cort Kirkwood is a long-time contributor to The New American and a former newspaper editor.