Illegal Border Encounters Set Record in October

FBI Director reports on criminal threats from the border. 

Federal Bureau of Investigations Director Christopher Wray and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas recently testified before the House Committee on Homeland Security.

The number of border encounters reported by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for the month of October reached an all-time record of over 230,000, a 1.3 percent increase over September. CBP estimates another 64,000 migrants crossed the southern border without being stopped. Nearly 2,000 “get-away” migrants elude border agents each day. 

Secretary Mayorkas maintains that the border is secure,  telling the House committee, “We are working day in and day out to enhance security.” 

Testifying at the same hearing, Director Wray said, “We see significant criminal threats coming from south of the border—whether it’s guns, drugs, money, violence.” He added, “We see transnational criminal organizations that are sending their drugs here and that are using street gangs here to distribute it. And that contributes to the violent crime crisis here.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For CBP agents and officials as they seek to reduce the influx of migrants entering the nation illegally.
  • For Secretary Mayorkas to be discerning as he oversees homeland security.
  • For Director Wray to seek God’s guidance as he heads the FBI.

Sources: Fox News, CNN, The Hill 


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