Wed. Feb 21st, 2024

Now they’re coming from CANADA: Northern border sees 743% spike in illegal migrants trying to cross.

Border Patrol working in the north of the US have reported a 743 percent rise in migrant encounters compared to the same period a year ago.

Robert Garcia, the chief patrol agent for the Swanton Sector – which covers Vermont, New York and New Hampshire – said he was troubled by the increasing popularity of the people-smuggling route.

He warned traffickers are exploiting desperate asylum seekers with potentially lethal consequences, amid freezing temperatures and dangerous passages.

Summary

  • Between October 1 and December 31, the Border Patrol’s Swanton Sector – covering Vermont and New Hampshire – saw a surge in migrant encounters
  • Agents reported a 743 percent increase in apprehensions and encounters compared to the same period the year prior
  • Border Patrol officials say they are worried that migrants are unaware of how cold it can get, and say people traffickers are exploiting their desperation

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