Record-Breaking Migrant Apprehensions in May for U.S.-Canadian Border Sector Under Biden Administration

Swanton, VT – The Swanton Sector of the U.S. Border Patrol, responsible for monitoring the Canadian border along eastern New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire, reported a historic number of migrant apprehensions in May. Over 3,000 migrants were arrested, setting a new monthly record for the sector and bringing the total number of apprehensions for the current fiscal year to over 10,000, surpassing any previous annual record.

According to unofficial Border Patrol reports reviewed by Breitbart Texas, the surge in migrant encounters this year is unprecedented. Swanton Sector Chief Patrol Agent Robert Garcia highlighted this record-breaking trend in a social media post, noting that the apprehensions so far this fiscal year (beginning October 1, 2023) have already exceeded the total for the entirety of 2023, which was itself a record-setting year with 6,925 arrests.

Garcia’s report also pointed out that the number of apprehensions in April alone surpassed the combined totals of fiscal years 2021 and 2022. This dramatic increase underscores a significant rise in illegal entries into the U.S. through the northern border during the Biden administration. Since President Joe Biden took office in January 2021, Swanton Sector agents have arrested over 18,000 migrants — more than all arrests dating back to fiscal year 2004 combined.

The increase in illegal crossings has prompted concerns and criticism, as the sector struggles to manage the unprecedented influx. Chief Patrol Agent Garcia’s updates on social media have brought attention to the challenges faced by border agents in the region.

“Another record-breaking milestone in northern border history! Swanton Sector continues to encounter an unprecedented number of undocumented migrants, with well over 1,400 apprehensions in the month of April, surpassing the total number of apprehensions of FY 21 and FY 22 combined,” Garcia tweeted in May.

The Swanton Sector’s escalating numbers highlight the growing complexities of border security in the region and the need for effective measures to address the influx of migrants attempting to cross the U.S.-Canadian border.