In a Friday evening news dump, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced 302,034 illegal immigrant encounters at our Southern Border in December, making it the highest single month ever recorded in history and confirming that the Biden border crisis continues to rage on with no end in sight. In December, CBP also arrested 19 people on the FBI terror watchlist, bringing the total to 50 arrests for FY24.
The Biden border crisis has gotten so bad that CBP has had to actually double the size of the chart it uses to report illegal immigrant encounters at the Southern Border from 150,000 to 300,000.
MAKE NO MISTAKE: House Republicans know that border security is national security. That is why we passed the strongest border security bill in history that Chuck Schumer and Joe Biden have refused to act on.
JOE BIDEN AND ALEJANDRO MAYORKAS’ BORDER CRISIS BY THE NUMBERS:
Since Joe Biden took office:
There have been OVER 8.3 million illegal crossings nationwide.
There have been OVER 7 MILLION illegal crossings of our Southern Border.
There have been 1.7 million known gotaways who evaded U.S. Border Patrol.
In December, there were 302,034 illegal immigrants encountered at the Southern Border.
This is a 300% increase from December 2020.
December was the 34 straight month, where monthly illegal immigrant encounters have been higher than even the highest month seen under President Trump.
In December, 19 more individuals whose names appear on the terrorist watchlist were stopped trying to enter the U.S. illegally between ports of entry.
Under Biden, 361 of these individuals whose names appear on the terrorist watchlist were stopped trying to cross the Southern Border.
So far in FY24, there have been 50 individuals whose names appear on the terrorist watchlist who have been stopped trying to enter the U.S. illegally between ports of entry.
In FY23, 169 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, FY20, FY21, and FY22 combined.
Biden’s Far Left open border policies are to blame for this historic crisis.
During Biden’s first 100 days in office, he took 94 executive actions on immigration, including halting the construction of the border wall.
In August 2022, Biden and his Administration decided to make the border crisis WORSE by formally ending former President Trump’s successful ‘Remain in Mexico’ program.
The Biden Administration announced on May 10, 2023, that it would allow for the release of some migrants into the U.S. with no way to track them.
Biden’s Department of Homeland Security has now admitted that 40 percent of catch-and-release migrants have disappeared.
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.