Annual border apprehensions approaching 1% of total US population

Article author: 
John Binder
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Article date: 
26 January 2023
Article category: 
National News
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... Biden’s administration may bring a record 2.7 million illegal aliens to the United States-Mexico border this year, new analysis projects.

For 2021, Steven Kopits with Princeton Policy Advisors accurately projected that about two million border crossers and illegal aliens would be apprehended.

Likewise, Kopits correctly projected that more than 2.3 million border crossers and illegal aliens would be apprehended in 2022, for a total of about 4.2 million apprehensions since Biden took office.

As illegal immigration hit a record monthly high in December 2022, with more than 250,000 apprehensions at the border, Kopits writes that the figures “are simply surreal” and suggests that Biden is on pace to set a new illegal immigration record this year.

Kopits writes:

With December apprehensions exceeding expectations, we increase our calendar and fiscal year 2023 forecast for southwest border apprehensions to 2.7 million, which would represent a new record by 400,000 over fiscal and calendar year 2022. These are truly mind-blowing numbers. Annual southwest border apprehensions are beginning to approach 1% of the total US population. [Emphasis added]...

... 600,000 illegal aliens who are known to have evaded Border Patrol in the last fiscal year.

These so-called “got-away” figures are on top of the tens of thousands of border crossers that the Biden administration is releasing into the U.S. interior every month....


Sanctuary State California Issues Driver’s Licenses to over 1M Illegal Aliens Since 2015, Breitbart, 29 January 2023.

DHS Released 1,100 criminals From Detention in December, Geller Report, 30 January 2023.

How many illegal aliens reside in the United States?

NYTimes: Mayorkas Smuggled 100,000 Job-Seeking Migrants Through Parole Pathway, Breitbart, 28 January 2023.