by Laura Hollis (townhall.com)
Do you know how many people have come across the border illegally so far this year?
According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP), it’s 1.1 million people, and the numbers are rising every month.
According to the USCBP’s website, more than 75,000 people crossed the border illegally in January of this year. In February, that number climbed to more than 97,000. In March, it was more than 169,000. In April, 173,000. More than 180,000 people crossed the southern border in May. In June, it was almost 189,000. The June number was a 450% increase over June of 2020, and more than 4% increase from May’s numbers.USCBP just released the figures for July: 210,000 illegal immigrants crossed the U.S. border that month alone. That is the highest monthly total in more than two decades.
number of illegals is already more than twice the total number of those
who crossed the border during the entire last year of former President
Donald Trump’s term — and these are just the ones we know of.
This is not merely a crisis; it is an existential threat.
First, these are election-changing numbers. As we’ve seen, a few thousand additional votes here and there can flip important counties in battleground states, and in so doing, affect the outcome of elections. We’re now talking about millions. Newsweek put it this way: the number of people who have come to this country illegally so far this year is already large enough to “create the tenth largest city in the U.S.”
Regardless of what the
migrants’ own objectives for coming to America are, the Democrats’ plan
is for these people to vote. Democrats in Congress have been pushing for
“amnesty” for illegal immigrants, granting them citizenship and the
right to vote. They’re currently trying
to use the budget “reconciliation” process, which would enable them to
pass such legislation this summer – well before the 2022 midterms, and
without any Republican support.