There’s a reason some Texas officials have started calling the influx of migrants across the southern border an “invasion.”
The Biden administration seems intent on making the migrant crisis worse rather than better.
Kinney County Judge Tully Shahan was among the officials in Texas border counties sounding the alarm about record-high illegal immigration, saying last week: “The Biden administration won’t do a thing about it. We’re in over our head. We need help.”
- The following numbers illustrate how bad the situation really is.
723,363: How many illegal immigrants were apprehended by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents along the border in January-May of this year, according to the agency.
Biden’s Border Crisis by the numbers:
❌221,303 migrant encounters occurred in March 2022
❌7,000+ migrants crossed our southern border daily in March
❌2.4 million illegal immigrants have been apprehended since Biden took office
— Congressman Byron Donalds (@RepDonaldsPress) April 28, 2022
That number, comparable to the population of Denver, was an increase of 3.4% from the same period last year and of 39% from all of 2020.
2.1 MILLION: The number of illegal immigrants expected to cross the U.S.-Mexico border this year, up 24% from 1.7 million in 2021, based on a projection by Princeton Policy Advisors.
The Florida Supreme Court granted Gov. Ron DeSantis' request to impanel a grand jury to investigate international human smuggling networks bringing illegal immigrants to the southern border, and ultimately, to Florida, reported @LeoFeldmanNEWS. pic.twitter.com/2iCXSNNUXo
— Newsmax (@newsmax) June 30, 2022
107,000: How many unaccompanied minors were released to “sponsor families” in 2021, per the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
White House now admitting many members of “sponsor families” where they are sending unaccompanied minors are also in the United States illegally.
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) March 15, 2021
493: The number of migrant deaths in the first six months of this year, putting 2022 on course to beat last year’s record of 728 and making the southwest border the world’s deadliest crossing, per the United Nations’ International Organization for Migration.
The Biden admin claims the southern border is closed.@GregAbbott_TX and the overwhelmed border agents beg to differ.
With the last month’s CBP numbers as proof, the Biden administration continues to turn a blind eye to this national security crisis. https://t.co/UUyvsSW0fv
— The RGA (@GOPGovs) June 29, 2022
32%: The rate at which illegal migrants successfully cross the border without being apprehended, according to researchers at Yale University and MIT — equal to over 340,000 people for January-May of this year.
TX: 2 children caught on camera walking through a ranch in the southern part of Kinney Co. at 4am w/out being apprehended. The sheriff tells me he doesn’t know if they were w/adults or not.
100,000+ unaccompanied minors have been encountered across the southern border since Oct. pic.twitter.com/G178JkvZPg
— Ali Bradley (@AliBradleyTV) July 7, 2022
18,000: The number of migrants who may try to cross the Mexican border every day after the lifting of Title 42 restrictions turning away migrants deemed to be a public health threat, according to planning estimates by the Biden administration.
EXCLUSIVE: 'They Are Going To Storm The Border': South Texas Braces For Migrant Surge As Title 42 Is Set To End
Sources tell us between 7,000 – 10,000 migrants are living in Piedras Negras,Mexico waiting for the end of title 42 to cross illegally into the US pic.twitter.com/f7gzJMM8tI
— Jorge Ventura Media (@VenturaReport) April 15, 2022
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott declared a state of emergency Thursday in response to pleas for help from border county officials.
- In the executive order, Abbott noted that Mexican drug cartels “refer to these open-border policies as la invitación (“the invitation”), reflecting the perception that President Biden welcomes immigrants to make the dangerous trek across our southern border.”
Last month, the White House scrapped the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” policy, which required asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their claims were processed, after the Supreme Court dismissed legal challenges by Texas and Louisiana, which sought to keep the policy in place.
- The policy has remained in effect temporarily, meaning that the surging levels of immigration will likely increase even further.
- The administration has also stated its intention to repeal Title 42 but has been forced to delay by a legal challenge from 24 states.
- If Title 42 were lifted, the administration has estimated that migrant crossings could increase more than threefold.
MEANWHILE: 54% of Americans disapprove of Biden’s handling of immigration, versus 34% who approve, according to a Politico/Morning consult poll last month.
- Contrary to conventional wisdom, recent polls showed that a majority of U.S. Hispanics support Republican-backed immigration restrictions.