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FY24 Is On Pace To Be The Worst Year In History For Illegal Immigrant Encounters As The Biden Border Crisis Rages On

  • Joe Biden
Joe Biden’s border crisis continues to make history as Fiscal Year 2024 has reached 1 million illegal immigrant encounters in the shortest amount of time ever. This is just the latest sign that Joe Biden and Extreme Democrats’ Far Left open border policies have failed the American people and turned every community into a border community. 
According to Fox News: 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has tracked over 1 million migrant encounters since Oct. 1st, when fiscal year 2024 began, a CBP source told Fox News Digital on Wednesday, the earliest this mark has ever been reached.
The number is roughly 100,000 encounters higher than the same period last year, when the U.S. saw 908,000 encounters. This is the earliest the U.S. has ever reached the 1 million encounter mark, according to the CBP source.”
MAKE NO MISTAKE: House Republicans know that border security is national security. That is why we passed H.R. 2, the Secure the Border Act of 2023, the strongest border security bill in history which Chuck Schumer and Extreme Senate Democrats have refused to bring to a vote.
  • 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 34th 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. 
    • 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. 
    • There are OVER 60 instances of Joe Biden and his Administration taking actions that undermined our nation’s border security, 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.   
  • 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.