Border Security Debate Heats Up As New Statistics Are Released

As the first presidential debate looms, President Biden is expected to highlight recent “progress” in border security. United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced a 25% decrease in illegal border crossings following new asylum restrictions.

Additionally, the Department of Homeland Security has reported the removal or return of 775,000 individuals since the CDC’s Title 42 Public Health order ended.

However, not everyone views these statistics favorably. Fox News correspondent Bill Melugin reported that there were 783 known gotaways in a single day, a significant increase from the current seven-day average of 480. This discrepancy raises questions about the true effectiveness of the administration’s policies.

Stu Burguiere, host of “Stu Does America,” argues that the administration’s claims of success are misleading. He suggests that the current reductions in crossings are being used to distract from the record-high numbers seen earlier in Biden’s term. Burguiere likens this to the administration’s handling of gas prices and inflation, where initial spikes were followed by celebrated decreases.

Burguiere also points out that many of the policies now credited with reducing crossings were originally established by former President Trump and removed by Biden on his first day in office. Critics argue that the delay in reinstating these measures contributed to the surge in illegal crossings.

As Biden prepares for the debate, he is likely to emphasize the recent decline in crossings as a major accomplishment. However, opponents argue that this narrative ignores the broader context of his administration’s handling of border security.

In conclusion, while recent statistics show a decrease in illegal border crossings, the debate over the Biden administration’s approach to border security is far from settled. With the upcoming presidential debate, these issues are sure to be front and center, with each side presenting its interpretation of the data and its implications.