Eight migrants drown in swollen river as death toll from Biden’s open border soars

Migrant deaths crossing the border are growing past 800 this year, more than double before President took office.

Updated: September 2, 2022 - 10:53pm

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Eight migrants drowned while attempting to cross the rain-swollen Rio Grande river from Mexico to enter the United States, officials announced Friday.

Authorities said they also rescued 37 individuals during the mass crossing. Authorities took a total of 53 migrants into custody after the incidents. Another 39 were put into Mexican custody.

The migrants attempted to cross the river at Eagle Pass, one of the busiest crossings. Water levels were significantly higher than usual due to recent heavy rains.

Migrant crossings have been on the rise this year. Authorities encountered a record 240,000 migrants at the Southern Border in May alone. Fatalities, meanwhile, are plentiful.

In July of this year the United Nations' International Organization for Migration labelled the U.S. border with Mexico the "deadliest land crossing in the world."

"1,238 lives have been lost during migration in the [north, central and south] Americas in 2021, among them at least 51 children," the report read. "At least 728 of these deaths occurred on the United States-Mexico border crossing, making this the deadliest land crossing in the world."

Brandon Judd, we had of the border patrol agents union told Just the News that the United States is on track to surpass 800 migrant deaths in a single year for the first time, more than double the total before President Joe Biden took office.

“When you hear them say that they care about people, look at the actual evidence, don't listen to their words," Judd emphasized. "Their actions are causing these people to put themselves in the hands of these very dangerous criminal cartels who do not care about life — they will leave them in the middle of the desert."

Judd described the things that the cartels would do to these migrants as they make their journey to the border.

"They will drop babies on trails, hoping to distract Border Patrol agents," he said. "And if we don't find those little babies, they will in fact die. This is what's going on. And this is what the Democrats are encouraging."

"We're approaching 800 deaths in this fiscal year alone," Judd stated. "Last fiscal year we broke the previous record. In Biden's first year in office, we had 500 deaths. Now we're approaching 800 deaths, and he continues to do nothing about it."