U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has had to mobilize additional support to address the ongoing challenges at the Southern Border, as reported by the Daily Caller. The influx of migrants has reportedly overwhelmed border agents.

They noted:

Border Patrol called in reinforcements to help as agents grow increasingly overwhelmed by migrants in an area of southern Arizona, according to an internal Sunday message to agency officials obtained exclusively by the Daily Caller News Foundation.

The memo, as disclosed by the outlet, pertains to the migrant processing center situated in Tucson, Arizona. This facility is utilized for the detention of individuals who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border. According to information from two anonymous Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials cited by the Daily Caller, as of Sunday, the Tucson migrant processing center is holding around 4,600 illegal immigrants. To provide context, CBP currently detains approximately 20,000 illegal immigrants across processing centers nationwide. Given the strain on resources, reinforcements were dispatched to the Tucson processing center.

The memo instructs CBP officers from Douglas, Arizona, to assist with “processing and transportation support.” Additionally, specialized units, including horse patrols and personnel manning sensors to detect individuals evading law enforcement, are also called upon. The situation has escalated to the extent that the Tucson Border Patrol decided to deactivate its social media accounts on Sunday.

These challenges stem from the Biden administration’s lenient border policies, resulting in unprecedented levels of illegal immigration. Since Biden assumed office, the United States has experienced record-breaking numbers of individuals crossing the border unlawfully. Despite purported measures taken by Biden earlier in the year to tackle the issue, the crisis persists. Throughout the 2022 fiscal year, CBP documented 2.2 million encounters with illegal immigrants, and in the 2023 fiscal year, an additional 2 million encounters were recorded.