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The Biden Border Crisis is The Number One Issue Concerning Americans & Biden’s Biggest Failure As President

  • Chair Green
Joe Biden’s border crisis is a catastrophe of his own making and the number one issue of concern for Americans. 
In a recent Harvard Harris Poll immigration was cited as the top issue among those who were surveyed, and 46% said that Biden’s “biggest failure as president” was creating an open borders policy that has resulted in a historic flood of illegal immigration. 
MAKE NO MISTAKE: The invasion occurring at our Southern Border is the direct result of Joe Biden’s failed Far-Left open border policies and the American people know it. House Republicans know that border security is national security, that is why we passed the Secure the Border Act, which is the strongest border security package in American history. 
  • Since Joe Biden took office:
    • There have been OVER 9 MILLION illegal immigrant encounters nationwide. 
    • There have been OVER 7.4  MILLION illegal immigrant encounters at our Southern Border.
    • There have been 1.8 million known gotaways who evaded U.S. Border Patrol.  
    • Immigration judges have thrown out approximately 200,000 deportation cases because the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) did not file the required "Notice to Appear" (NTA) by the time of the scheduled hearing.
  • In February, there were 189,922 illegal immigrants encountered at the Southern Border. 
    • February was the 36th straight month where monthly illegal immigrant encounters have been higher than even the highest month seen under President Trump. 
  • An average of 5,000 illegal immigrants are being released into the U.S. every day.
  • Under Biden, over 340 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 69 individuals whose names appear on the terrorist watch list who have been stopped trying to enter the U.S. illegally between ports of entry at the Southern Border.
    • This total is more than the encounters in all FY17, FY18, FY19, FY20, FY21, and FY22 combined. 
  • Over 20,000 Communist Chinese nationals have illegally crossed the Southern Border since FY24 began in October. 
    • Communist Chinese nationals are exploiting Joe Biden’s failed Far Left open border policies at “record-breaking figures,” becoming “the fastest-growing demographic entering the country illegally.”
    • The surge in Communist Chinese nationals encountered at our Southern Border has raised serious concerns that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is exploiting the Biden border crisis for nefarious reasons.
  • 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.  
  • 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.