Joe Biden’s Border Crisis Rages On
August 21, 2023
President Biden and Extreme Democrats’ Far Left open border policies have created the worst border crisis on record. According to
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data, there were 183,503 illegal immigrants encountered at our Southern Border in July, a 27% increase from June.
House Republicans know that border security is national security, and that is why we passed the Secure the Border Act of 2023, the strongest border security bill in history.
BIDEN’S BORDER CRISIS BY THE NUMBERS:
Since Joe Biden took office:
There have been OVER 5.8 MILLION illegal crossings of our southern border. Approximately 1.6 MILLION illegal immigrants have evaded apprehension at our southern border, according to Border Patrol sources.
In July there were
183,503 illegal immigrants encountered at Southern Border.
This is a 27% increase from June.
July was the 29th straight months, were monthly illegal immigrant encounters have been higher than even the highest month seen under President Trump.
CBP has seized
23,769 of fentanyl so far in FY23.
Already in FY23, fentanyl seizures have surpassed the FY22 seizure total.
Cartels are now making $13 billion a year smuggling illegal immigrants into the United States. In just the first ten months of
FY23, 146 people whose names appear on the terrorist watchlist were stopped trying to cross the Southern Border, an all time record.
This total is more than the encounters in all
FY17, FY18, FY19 and FY20 combined. There were 98 terror watchlist arrests in all of
FY22, which was the previous all time record. In May, an Afghan national on the U.S. terror watchlist was arrested
after he illegally entered the U.S. Biden’s Far Left open border policies are to blame for this historic crisis.
Despite this historic crisis Joe Biden has only visited the southern border ONCE, and it was widely panned as nothing more than a photo-op.
FACTS ABOUT THE SECURE THE BORDER ACT OF 2023:
Force the Biden Administration to restart construction of the border wall.
Deploy technology to the Southern and Northern border.
Increase the number of Border Patrol agents and provide bonus pay.
Require transparency regarding illegal crossings from the Department of Homeland Security.
Strengthen current law to protect unaccompanied children from human trafficking.
End catch and release.
End abuse of executive immigration authority.
Strengthen and streamline the asylum process.