Border Failure, 5.5 Million Illegal Immigrants Have Crossed Into the U.S. on Biden’s Watch

The Biden administration quietly released illegal migration data for FY 2022 (FY2022) late on a Friday night in October. The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), which used FY 2022 borders numbers to get a better understanding of how Biden & Co. handle the immigration crisis, released a statement. It was quite shocking.

“The Biden administration tried to hide the fact that they had created a historic crisis by releasing FY 2022 final border numbers late Friday night, hoping no one would notice the release on the eve of consequential midterm elections.” We can see why after digging through them,” stated Dan Stein, president and internationally recognized expert in immigration policy.

FAIR discovered that “some 2.7 Million migrants, or those who illegally entered, were inadmissible, at a port-of-entry–were encountered in our borders in FY 2022.” Stein said the record-breaking numbers are the result of open-borders policies that President Joe Biden and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas implemented.

Stein is a proponent of policies that will stop and deter illegal migration and ensure sustainable levels of immigration. He appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight to explain how Biden’s lax immigration policies undermine America’s safety and sovereignty.

Stein said that Joe Biden had turned his back on the American people and our border. “He has a DHS secretary who not only lies but believes he has the ability to improvise and make immigration law using the parole power — Congress has stated is very limited — and to turn around to let in millions and millions of people under parole. This is a fraud against the American people because it falsely suggests that illegal immigrants will be deported back to their homeland if they make an unsuccessful asylum application. That is a complete lie and serves only to attract more migrants to our borders.

Stein stated that Biden had never visited the border. Stein said that Harris has not looked at the border situation in its entirety. Stein believes Mayorkas has “turned his face on his Border Patrol,” making it difficult for him to “conduct operations” as Secretary of Homeland Security. Stein also believes Mayorkas doesn’t have the respect and support of any person involved with immigration enforcement.

Stein believes that the American people will be closely watching what Republicans do, in light of the positive outcomes of the midterm elections. Parole must be stopped. While Congress has attempted to stop the abuse of immigration, Stein believed that “the American people will be looking very closely at what Republicans do.” Stein described “counterfeiting immigration” as a long-running trend that has “undermined all the restrictions in immigration law Congress carefully crafted over many years.”

Carlson wondered, along with many Americans, “[If] there are 5.5 million people crossing the border, why hasn’t Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas sent National Guards to seal it?” Stein disagrees. He stated that total border chaos was exactly what immigration organizations want and “unless you have federal and state cooperation, the situation only deteriorates.” So, what can we do to stop immigration from getting worse?

From the FAIR Analysis:

FAIR Border Snapshot for FY 2022

  • Some 2.7 million migrants—those who illegally entered or were otherwise inadmissible at a port of entry—were encountered at our borders in FY 2022.
  • 2.2 million of them were apprehended along the southwest border, setting a new record and eclipsing all four years of the Trump administration combined.
    Since President Biden took office, around 5.5 million illegal aliens have crossed our borders—a crisis of epic proportions.
  • FAIR’s figure contains the 4.4 million nationwide total reported by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) – which includes around 3.9 million at our southwest border – as well as approximately 1.1 million “getaways” who have entered the country undetected per agency sources.
  • Based on publicly available CBP data, court filings, and “getaways,” FAIR estimates that 2.4 million were either released by federal authorities or entered the country’s interior undetected.
  • Border Patrol agents encountered 98 known or suspected terrorists in FY 2022. In FY 2021, that number was 15. In FY 2020, it was three, and in FY 2019, zero.
  • This number only includes known or suspected terrorists who were apprehended, not those embedded in the 1.1 million who evaded law enforcement while entering the country and eventually disappeared into American communities.
  • Migrant deaths at the southwest border totaled 856 in FY 2022—the deadliest year on record.
  • The amount of fentanyl seized in the last month of the fiscal year is equivalent to more than 414 million lethal doses—bringing the FY 2022 lethal dose total well into the billions.
  • More fentanyl has crossed the border in the last two months under President Biden than in all of FY 2019 under President Trump’s leadership.

FAIR’s statement stated that Mayorkas had “deliberately sabotaged our nation’s immigration laws” and that removal would be unlikely. Given that Biden is notorious for not doing what he should, Mayorkas should listen to the calls to resign. Stein stated to Carlson that if he is not removed, impeachment will be one of the first businesses of the next Congress.

One thing is certain: We will have problems at our border if we don’t have a DHS leader who believes in secure borders and not just adding to them. Stein concluded that President Biden must clean up DHS and that Congress should do the same.

Carlson stated that allowing illegal immigration to continue “is such a hostility towards the United States.” It must stop. Seriously, if your job was so bad, would you still be employed tomorrow? No. It begs the question: Why Mayorkas has a job? Joe Biden & Co. are the ones responsible for this. Vote on Nov. 8 to ensure Congress does something about this.