Surge in ‘Known Gotaways’ Raises Border Security Concerns

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection sources have reported a significant increase in ‘known gotaways’ at the southern border, signaling escalating challenges in border management and security.

According to reliable sources, over 96,000 individuals, identified as ‘known gotaways,’ have illegally crossed the southern border and evaded capture since October 1, marking the beginning of the fiscal year.

This alarming statistic translates to more than 800 illegal crossings per day, emphasizing the urgency of the situation.

Record-Breaking Migrant Encounters

The revelation follows reports of migrant encounters reaching unprecedented highs, with over 302,000 attempts to cross the border documented in December alone.

This surge represents the highest monthly total recorded and signifies the first instance where the figure exceeded 300,000.

The total count of migrant encounters since the start of the fiscal year has surpassed 785,000, setting a new record for the first quarter.

Political Implications and Calls for Action

The escalating border situation has caught the attention of lawmakers, with Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, highlighting the urgency of addressing border security as a crucial issue in the 2024 election cycle.

“If they’re looking at the same polls I’ve been looking at, the American public doesn’t like what’s happening,” Cuellar said of fellow Democrats.

The bipartisan congressional visit to the border underscores the need for immediate and effective solutions, with Cuellar urging the current administration to prioritize border security strategies.

With information from Fox News

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