VP of Border Patrol Union says drug cartels are a 'well-oiled machine' when coming across the border
"A couple of weeks ago, Arizona was responsible for the largest week of apprehensions ever in history," Cueto said.
Border Patrol encounters with illegal immigrants between October 2022 and August surpassed 1.8 million. In August alone, Border Patrol encountered roughly 181,000 immigrants who crossed US borders illegally.
The August numbers mark a 27% uptick from July's 183,503 total encounters.