As the Biden administration and “shadowy network of secretive nonprofits” facilitate the greatest migration invasion this nation has ever seen on the southern border, new concerns are mounting that illegals are finding alternative routes into the country via the unfenced northern border with Canada.
New US Customs and Border Protection data shows more than 12,000 migrants were apprehended on the northern border last year, more than double the number from the year before of 3,578.
The New York Post first reported that most illegal crossings (about 70%) have occurred along the 295-mile Swanton Sector, including upstate New York, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
Earlier this month, Robert Garcia, the chief patrol agent for the northern border sector, posted on X:
Since October 1, 2023, Swanton Sector Border Patrol Agents have apprehended more than 3,100 subjects from 55 countries (more than Fiscal Years 2022, 21, 20 & 19 combined). Photo: An early morning apprehension of 4 adult males from Bangladesh on February 1, near Mooers, New York.
Since October 1, 2023, Swanton Sector Border Patrol Agents have apprehended more than 3,100 subjects from 55 countries (more than Fiscal Years 2022, 21, 20 & 19 combined). Photo: An early morning apprehension of 4 adult males from Bangladesh on February 1, near Mooers, New York. pic.twitter.com/nAf5KG467R
— Chief Patrol Agent Robert Garcia (@USBPChiefSWB) February 2, 2024
Garcia then warned:
“The record-breaking surge of illegal entries from Canada continues in Swanton Sector.”
The record-breaking surge of illegal entries from Canada continues in Swanton Sector. A citizen’s report in Champlain, NY, led to the arrest of 10 Bangladesh citizens. Agents rely on the vigilance of our community.
If you see something, say something! Call 1-800-689-3362. pic.twitter.com/eSTMV8HwOu
— Chief Patrol Agent Robert Garcia (@USBPChiefSWB) February 8, 2024
Experts told NYPost, “Migrants who make it to Mexico and can afford a $350 one-way plane ticket from Mexico City or Cancun to Montreal or Toronto are making their way south to cross the northern US border — where they are less likely to be turned away than those who cross the southern border.”
On the northern border, migrants take advantage of border crossings without walls or fences. They’re simply just walking right into the US.
New York State Assemblyman Billy Jones, who represents Clinton County, recently warned: “The northern border has pretty much been ignored.”
The tick-up in migrant encounters on the northern border first came to our attention nearly one year ago. We penned this note last May: “Northern US Border Encounters With Illegals More Than Double In 7 Months.”
And just days ago, a migrant smuggling ring in New Jersey was uncovered that bussed “dozens if not hundreds” of migrants into the US through the unfenced border between Quebec and Vermont.
Earlier this month, New York Republican leaders in the state Legislature urged Gov. Kathy Hochul to deploy the state’s National Guard on its northern border.
“More than 8 million border encounters have occurred since President Biden took office. In 2023, over 2.5 million migrants entered the country through the southern border. In December alone, 302,034 encounters were reported by US Customs and Border Protection. On New York’s Northern Border, 91,640 illegal crossings were reported in the past year.
“Immigration reform is a matter that must be dealt with on the Federal level. However, we hope you agree that the states’ sovereign right to protect its citizens and its communities must be valued above the actions of federal authorities. For this reason, we urge you to deploy the National Guard immediately to assist the State of Texas and New York Canadian border in efforts to stop the flow of migrants coming into our country illegally,” the letter stated, signed by state Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt and Assembly Minority Leader William Barclay.
The colossal mess the Biden administration has created by willfully ignoring the border invasion and refusing any executive action is only worsening as the crisis is now spreading to the northern border.