USA 2024 Elections Thread

grarpamp grarpamp at
Mon Nov 7 04:32:36 PST 2022

And you're paying for it all...

5.5 Million Illegal Aliens Crossed US Border Since Biden Took Office

The total number of people who have entered the United States
illegally since President Joe Biden took office has climbed to 5.5
million, according to the Federation for American Immigration Reform

Dan Stein, president of FAIR, shared the stark number during a recent
interview on NTD’s “Capitol Report” program, which followed a recent
announcement by the Biden administration that nearly 2.8 million
illegal border crossers were stopped in the fiscal year ended in
September, a record high.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) disclosed the figures in a
recent operational update that brought the total official number of
illegal border crossers to around 4.4 million since Biden took office.

Stein said FAIR arrived at the 5.5 million figure by adding to the 4.4
million an estimated 1.1 million who managed to evade capture and
entered the United States undetected.

“It’s pretty straightforward,” Stein said of the estimate. “There are
typical projections that are confirmed by Census data of people who
just run around—they call them ‘gotaways’—who enter without
inspection, then disappear.”

“If you look at the entire period, it’s about 5.5 million since Biden
took office,” adding that FAIR projections estimate the cost to
taxpayers to be $20 billion.

Stein blamed the Biden administration for dismantling Trump-era
“deterrence strategies” along the border for the surge.

The White House did not immediately return a request for comment on
the figures Stein cited.

CBP said that a surge in migration from Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua
in September brought the number of illegal crossings to the highest
level ever recorded in a fiscal year.

Chris Magnus, CBP Commissioner, said in a statement that the agency
would work with regional partners to “address the root causes of
migration, expand legal pathways, facilitate removals, and take
thousands of smugglers off the streets.”

Nearly 78,000 individuals from Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua were
stopped in September trying to cross the border illegally, a 245
percent increase compared to the same month a year prior.

This compares to about 58,000 illegal border crossers from Mexico and
the three countries of northern Central America, which have
historically accounted for most of the flow but which were down 23
percent compared to September 2021.

Republicans, for whom stemming the flow of illegal immigration has
been a priority and key campaign platform ahead of the midterm
elections, have blamed the record-breaking influx of illegal
immigrants on the Biden administration’s policies.

“Thanks to @POTUS’ reckless open border policies, migrant encounters
at the SWB have surpassed 2 million in FY22 for the first time in
history,” Republicans on the House Homeland Security Committee said in
a recent post on Twitter.

“Secure the border. End of quote. Repeat the line,” they added.

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