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Joe Biden’s Border Crisis Rages On As January Sets A New Record For Illegal Immigrant Encounters At Our Southern Border

  • Jan. Illegal Immigrant Encounters

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) just announced 176,205 illegal immigrant encounters at our Southern Border in January, a new January record. 

CBP’s report was released just hours before the House passed two articles of impeachment against Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for willfully and systemically refusing to comply with federal immigration laws and breach of the public trust. 

MAKE NO MISTAKE: Joe Biden could end the Biden border crisis right now. He has all the authority he needs to reserve his disastrous Far Left open border policies, which have turned every community into a border community and destroyed countless American families — but he refuses. House Republicans know that border security is national security. That is why we passed the strongest border security bill in history, which Chuck Schumer and Extreme Senate Democrats have refused to bring for a vote.


  • Since Joe Biden took office:
    • There have been OVER 8.5 million illegal crossings nationwide. 
    • There have been OVER 7 MILLION illegal crossings of our Southern Border.
    • There have been 1.8 million known gotaways who evaded U.S. Border Patrol.  
  • Since the start of FY 2024 there have been OVER 1 million illegal immigrant encounters.
  • In January, there were 176,205 illegal immigrants encountered at the Southern Border. 
    • January was the 35th straight month, where monthly illegal immigrant encounters have been higher than even the highest month seen under President Trump. 
  • Under Biden, over 330 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