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May’s Insane Border Numbers Are A ‘Worst-Case Scenario,’ Says Noted Immigration Analyst

By  Josh Hammer
DailyWire.com

On Wednesday, The Daily Wire reported on the utterly insane apprehension numbers recently reported by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for the month of May:

Today, [CBP] released its apprehension data for the month of May. And the numbers are wild. Specifically, CBP recorded a 32% increase over the already-record-breaking April apprehension numbers.

CBP tweeted: “CBP continues to face a worsening crisis at the Southwest border. In May, CBP apprehended or deemed inadmissible 144,278 individuals along the SWB—a 32% increase over the previous month.” …

CBP’s full data release of the May border numbers showcases the incredible trajectory of our border and sovereignty crisis. Solely looking at apprehensions recorded between points of entry, CBP recorded 132,887 in the month of May alone. That is double the number of apprehensions from just February, when CBP recorded 66,884 apprehensions. Going back to the beginning of the fiscal year in October 2018, CBP has recorded a staggering 160.52% increase in apprehensions recorded between points of entry in the first eight months of this fiscal year alone.

These are truly eye-opening numbers.

Now, Steven Kopits, the influential immigration analyst and president of New Jersey-based Princeton Policy Advisors, is sounding the alarm and referring to the unprecedented migrant influx surge at our southern border as a “worst-case scenario” for our country. The Washington Examiner reports:

Calling the surprising May surge in illegal immigrant arrests on the border the “worst case scenario,” a top immigration analyst has boosted the expected level of crossings 10%, to over 1 million.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Wednesday revealed that May apprehensions topped 144,000. This year has seen 676,315 apprehensions so far, up 99% over this time last year. …

Steven Kopits, the president of Princeton Policy Advisors which has predicted that immigrant apprehensions would reach 931,000 this year, expressed concern about the May numbers and boosted his prediction to 1,072,000.

“This is the highest for the month of May since 2000 and the highest for any calendar month since March 2006,” he said in a report provided to Secrets.

“We had expected a major surge heading into the summer months, but this is above our worst case scenario,” he added.

Like Kopits, CBP itself has used strongly worded language before in an attempt to convey to Americans the dire extent of the border situation. At the time of the release of CBP’s apprehension data for the month of March, CBP Deputy Commissioner Robert E. Perez referred to the onslaught as a “system-wide emergency.” “We are currently experiencing a system-wide emergency in our processing and holding facilities,” he said at the time.

Yesterday, immigration hawk Daniel Horowitz of Conservative Review also painted a gloomy picture of the overwhelming nature of the present border influx:

[CBP] announced that the number of illegal aliens apprehended at the border in May was roughly 144,000, a 32 percent increase from what we thought were unconscionable numbers in April. A whopping 132,887 were caught between points of entry and 11,391 at points of entry. The real shocker is that the total number of individuals coming in family units or as unaccompanied minors surged passed 100,000 for the first time, crushing April’s record by roughly 40 percent.

Now is the time for the president to either give a speech suspending all asylum requests and launching an operation against the cartels or cease calling this a sovereign nation.

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