AZ Border Chief Says Illegal Immigration On Track To Top Past Three Years Combined: ‘Already Surpassed’ 2018

By Tim Pearce Mar 8, 2021

A U.S. Border Patrol official said that illegal immigration is on track this financial year to top the past three years combined.

John Modlin, the interim chief in charge of the Border Patrol’s Tucson sector, revealed how large the ongoing flood of illegal immigration has grown over the past several months. Modlin said that if the current pace continues unabated, illegal immigration will top all of 2018, 2019, and 2020 combined.

“So right now we’re about a hundred percent over where we were this time, this last fiscal year. We’ve already surpassed in the first four months of this fiscal year. We’ve already surpassed all of 2018. If the flow continues at the rate it is here, by the end of this fiscal year, we will have surpassed ‘18, ‘19 and ‘20, all combined,” Modlin
told Sharyl Attkinson, host of “Full Measure with Sharyl Attkinson.”

Border agents have arrested nearly 300,000 illegal immigrants trying to enter the United States over the past four months alone. Modlin overseas border security over 262 miles of the U.S. southern border. He said the illegal immigrants agents catch in his sector are overwhelmingly single adults.

“Almost 90% of the people that are apprehended in this sector, are single adults that try to avoid apprehensions,” Modlin said.