WASHINGTON—House Committee on Oversight and Reform Ranking Member James Comer (R-Ky.) issued the following statement on U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s announcement it encountered over 100,000 illegal immigrants in February, a 28 percent increase over January 2021:

“The facts don’t lie: President Biden has created a crisis at the southern border. On day one of his presidency, President Biden rolled back several of the former administration’s deterrence-focused policies and proposed amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants. In the following days, President Biden has only built on his anti-enforcement and border disorder agenda. President Biden’s actions have signaled to the world that our immigration laws can be violated with little, if any, consequence. As a result, there is now a surge of illegal immigration at the border and an increasing number of families bringing their children on the dangerous journey to the United States. President Biden created this crisis and he has the ability to end it by following President Trump’s lead rather than his radical open borders agenda.”