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Border Crisis Breaks 35 Year Old Record as Biden and Harris Remain Unmoved

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On day one of his presidency, the most pressing issue for Joe Biden was the humanitarian crisis on the southern border of the United States, and we all knew that it was coming.  Biden’s election itself was the harbinger of the catastrophe, as Democratic lawmakers consistently prove more lenient on immigration issues than their GOP counterparts.

And so the surges began, bringing with them heartbreaking scenes of toddler being left to fend for themselves just yards into the United States, and entire communities of immigrants living under bridges in southern Texas.

Border Czar and Vice President Kamala Harris has been little to no help, at least in the eyes of Americans who’ve watched her speak on “climate change” as the “root cause” of illegal immigration.

Now, amid this willful ignorance, the crisis has reached a milestone not seen since the Reagan presidency.

Arrests by Border Patrol have soared to the highest levels since 1986, according to Customs and Border Patrol data.

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U.S. authorities detained more than 1.7 million migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border during the 2021 fiscal year, which ended in September, according to CBP data obtained by the Washington Post.

Historical data shows that Border Patrol made 1.69 million arrests nationwide in 1986, the outlet reported. The data, however, doesn’t show how many of those arrests were made along the border.

And the 1986 spike wasn’t a natural computation, either.

President Ronald Reagan signed a sweeping immigration reform bill into law in 1986, which provided a pathway to citizenship for immigrants who had entered the country before 1982. The bill also tightened up border security and penalized employers who hired illegal immigrants.

The compounding crises of 2021 have weighed heavily on the Biden administration, with the President’s approval ratings sinking to alarming new lows in recent weeks.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.