Border Crossings Dramatically Dropping According to Biden

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( – On Wednesday, the Biden administration said that over the past three weeks, there has been a 40 percent reduction in the number of border encounters following President Biden’s order which put a halt in the asylum process. 

The seven-day encounter average was reported by Border Patrol to be below 2,400 encounters each day, which is around 40 percent less than what it had been on June 4 prior to the announcement of the asylum process being halted. It is also the lowest level of encounters since January of 2021. 

The decrease is particularly important for Biden ahead of the presidential election as the Republican party has repeatedly slammed him over the situation at the U.S. southern border. The latest data was also announced only a few days before the first presidential debate against former President Donald Trump. 

On Wednesday, the White House slammed the GOP for not taking any action regarding immigration, while also touting their own success in dropping the encounters at the border by 40 percent. 

In a statement, senior deputy press secretary Andrew Bates argued that at the same time, GOP officials have blocked the toughest bipartisan security deal that would have dealt with the border, as they chose Donald Trump over the U.S. Border Patrol. This was a deal that had been endorsed by border mayors from both parties.

He continued by pointing out that President Biden continued to be in the lead by taking action in order to secure the U.S. border and pushing for Congressional Republicans to work towards passing the bipartisan border security bill. 

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