During a recent White House press briefing, there was a tense exchange between White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy on the topic of immigration. Doocy questioned Jean-Pierre about the instance of 10,000 people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally in a single day. Jean-Pierre attempted to counter with another query, leading to a back-and-forth between the two.
“Do you have a term for when 10,000 individuals cross the border unlawfully in one day?” Doocy inquired.
Jean-Pierre, trying to redirect the question, began to speak over Doocy, leading him to point out, “You’re countering my question with another.”
After some overlapping dialogue, Jean-Pierre decided to move the discussion forward, signaling to another journalist in attendance. As Doocy tried to further his point about border activity, Jean-Pierre expressed that she had attempted to respond, but he had interrupted her. Following this, the briefing continued, and Doocy did not get another chance to ask further questions.
Throughout September, there has been a notable increase in unauthorized crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border. Aerial footage secured by Fox News showcased over 2,000 migrants crossing in the vicinity of Eagle Pass, Texas, marking one of the most significant singular groups observed.
Data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), as presented by NBC News, reveals that border agents interacted with more than 7,500 migrants on a specific Sunday. This included significant numbers in Rio Grande Valley, Texas; Del Rio, Texas; Tucson, Arizona; and El Paso, Texas. Later in the week, this figure surged to over 10,000. Additionally, insider information provided to Fox News estimated around 20,000 migrants in federal holding the previous month. As reported by NBC News, CBP has been releasing a range of 100 to 200 migrants daily soon after their border crossing.