WASHINGTON, DC – This week, U.S. Customs and Borders Protection announced 209,000 migrants were apprehended at the southern border in August 2021, a 371% increase over August 2020. At the current rate, close to two million illegal immigrants are likely to be apprehended at the border by the end of this year. 

Alyssa Farah, former Pentagon press secretary and visiting fellow at Independent Women’s Forum, released the following statement: “The Biden administration has refused to take the public health, public safety, and humanitarian crisis at the border seriously. America is the land of opportunity, and mothers and fathers living in difficult circumstances understandably want to provide their children with better futures. However, they must be required to do so via legal means.”



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