WH Releases Record Border Numbers Late Friday

During his candidacy, President Joe Biden said that if he were elected president, migrants seeking asylum should “immediately surge to the border.”

“What I would do as president is several more things,” Biden said at the first Democratic primary debate for the 2020 election. “I would, in fact, make sure that there is … We immediately surge to the border, all those people are seeking asylum.”

Meanwhile, U.S. Customs and Border Protection released record-breaking operational statistics on Friday for August. CBP had 181,059 encounters between ports of entry along the Southwest border, with 232,972 encounters reported for the month.

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