A U.S. Border Patrol official issued a warning that illegal immigration is on track to overtake the past three years combined amid a surge of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.
"So right now we're about a hundred percent over where we were this time, this last fiscal year," John Modlin, the interim chief in charge of the Border Patrol's Tucson sector, told independent journalist Sharyl Attkisson.
"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 said the uptick can be blamed on the reversal of President Donald Trump's immigration orders by the Biden administration, including halting construction of the border wall, ending Trump's "Remain in Mexico" policy, and others.