Biden Administration Faces Scrutiny Over New Border Numbers

The Biden administration is under scrutiny as new data on illegal border crossings has been released. According to United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP), there has been a notable reduction in border crossings, down by 25% following recent policy changes. The Department of Homeland Security reported that 775,000 individuals were removed or returned after the CDC’s Title 42 Public Health order expired.

Despite these numbers, some critics argue that the improvements are not as positive as they appear. Bill Melugin of Fox News pointed out that, while the overall number of crossings has decreased, there were still 783 known gotaways recorded recently. This spike from the seven-day average of 480 raises concerns about the true effectiveness of the administration’s measures.

Stu Burguiere from “Stu Does America” argues that this pattern of setting record-high numbers and then celebrating a subsequent decrease is misleading. He compares it to the administration’s approach to gas prices and inflation, where initial increases were followed by claims of significant reductions.

Burguiere also highlights that some of the restrictions currently credited with reducing crossings were initially put in place by former President Donald Trump and removed by Biden on his first day in office. Critics argue that Biden’s delay in re-implementing these measures allowed the situation to worsen before any improvement could be made.

With the first presidential debate approaching, it is expected that Biden will tout these lower numbers as a significant achievement. However, critics like Burguiere suggest that the narrative might omit the initial period of high crossings that plagued his early presidency.

In summary, while the Biden administration reports progress on border security, the context and implications of these improvements remain a topic of heated debate. As the political landscape heats up, the effectiveness and timing of these policy changes will likely continue to be scrutinized.