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Our Southern Border Has Already Had Over One Million Illegal Encounters This Fiscal Year

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) sources, our Southern Border has now exceeded ONE MILLION illegal encounters just four and a half months into Fiscal Year 2023, which is a 20% increase from the same time period in Fiscal Year 2022. So far this fiscal year, more than 300,000 illegal immigrants have evaded apprehension at our Southern Border in the midst of Biden’s border crisis.
  • As of this weekend, CBP sources confirmed our Southern Border has had more than ONE MILLION illegal encounters and more than 300,000 ‘gotaways’ since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2023.
  • In January, our Southern Border had 156,274 illegal crossings, according to CBP records.
    • Last month was the worst January in over 20 years of CBP’s record for monthly crossings.
    • January was also the 23rd consecutive month that our Southern Border had more than 150,000 illegal crossings.
      • Nearly 70% of these encounters were single adults.
    • 1,400 pounds of fentanyl was seized at our Southern Border last month, making January the seventh month in a row with over a thousand pounds of fentanyl uncovered by Border Patrol agents.
  • In just the first four months of FY 2023, 53 people whose names appear on the terrorist watch list were stopped trying to cross the Southern Border.
  • Since Joe Biden took office:
  • Now, our Northern Border is facing chaos, as illegal encounters of the Swanton Border Sector with Canada has seen an 846% increase this fiscal year compared to the first four months of Fiscal Year 2022.
    • The leading nationality of those attempting to illegally cross the Northern Border at the Swanton Sector is now Mexican citizens.

MAKE NO MISTAKE: Accountability is coming. House Republicans have already hit the ground running in fighting to fulfill our commitment to a nation that’s SAFE. Over the past two weeks, the House Judiciary Committee,Energy and Commerce Committee, Homeland Security Committee, andSpeaker McCarthy led delegations to see the historic crisis at our Southern Border firsthand. House Republicans are more prepared than ever to hold the Biden Administration accountable for their catastrophic dereliction of duty.