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Arizona Rep. Biggs says border crossings in the Tucson border have skyrocketed

"Just put that in perspective from 2018 to 2021......the average is about 60,000 per year," Biggs said.

Published: May 14, 2024 6:30pm

Congressman Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., said Tuesday that border crossings in the Tucson area have drastically increased over the past few years.

"When I met with Chief Maudlin who's the sector chief in Tucson last Wednesday, he said ... they're on pace to have more than 700,000 encounters through the Tucson sector alone in this fiscal year," Biggs said on the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show. 

"Just put that in perspective from 2018 to 2021, the average [was] about 60,000 per year," he added. 

More than 189,000 migrants arrived at the southern border just in the month of February.

Other GOP elected officials, such as Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, have predicted that the border won't be secure unless America elects a new president.

Biggs also said the Biden administration is not making the immigration crisis worse. 

"We are being attacked on the border constantly, and this administration is just MIA. In fact, not only are they missing an action, they actually provide the incentives for people that come across illegally."

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