National Border Patrol Council Vice President Art Del Cueto called the migrant surge across the southern border “horrific” in an interview Tuesday. “I don’t care if you’re on the right side or the left side of the aisle. We all deserve to be safe in our homes,” he told Fox News. “There should be no difference when it comes to our nation’s borders, and right now, it’s beyond chaotic, it’s horrific with these individuals that are coming across.” Del Cueto was responding to the current situation at the border — in particular, the high number of apprehensions last month. U.S. authorities apprehended about 210,000 migrants at the border in July, according to The Associated Press. The number was up from 188,829 apprehended in June and the highest number of border apprehensions in over 20 years. The U.S. authorities also picked up over 19,000 unaccompanied children in July. “The sharp increases from June were striking because crossings usually slow during stifling — and sometimes fatal — summer heat,” the AP reported. Del Cueto said the situation was “overwhelming” and the cartels and drug smugglers can take advantage of it.