Shocking numbers: unprecedented impact of illegal immigration into America

Article author: 
Todd Bensman
Article publisher: 
Daily Mail UK
Article date: 
23 September 2022
Article category: 
National News
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... it's sickening, but here we are....

This week, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at long last released statistics from August showing the stark numbers: More than 2.15 million encounters with immigrants [illegal aliens] on the southern border, between October 2021 and August 2022.

The full reporting period, which runs through September, will probably end with 2.35 million encounters....

These numbers are literally off the charts.

2.15 million encounters is the highest number since the Eisenhower administration started keeping records in 1960.

It's also up significantly from 1.7 million encounters during Biden's first term – and even that was a record at the time.

For comparison, between 2010 and 2016, Border Patrol handled less than 500,000 encounters and never topped 400,000 in 2011, 2012 and 2015.

All together Border Patrol's 17,000 agents have had to process immigrants [illegal aliens] approximately 4 million times since Biden became president.

And while millions were arrrested on the border, millions more got into America – and they will continue to do so.

The Biden administration itself has legally paroled some 1.4 million family members and unaccompanied minors into America bound only by the promise that they'll report to immigration authorities someday.

Add to that at least another 900,000 'gotaways,' which is a slang term once only used by Border Patrol agents to describe individuals who they suspect were able to evade capture.

The problem of 'gotaways' has become so pronounced that it is now part of the official lexicon.

Adding these two groups together, a total of more than at least 2.3 million illegal immigrants have entered America since Biden took office....

To put this unprecedented migration in even sharper perspective — consider that over nearly six decades, 12 million legal immigrants were admitted to the US through Ellis Island in New York City's Hudson Harbor.

At its peak, those numbers reached 1,004,756 in 1907, an average of 84,000 legal immigrants a month.

Under Biden, the average is 139,000 illegal immigrants per month....

Mark Krikorian, executive director of the immigration policy think tank Center for Immigration Studies, estimates the lifetime fiscal cost of the illegal aliens Biden has let in so far at more than $100 billion.

That's in addition to $140 billion a year taxpayers already bear for benefits and services to the longer-term illegal alien population....


Todd Bensman is Senior National Security Fellow for the Center for Immigration Studies and author of 'Overrun: How Joe Biden Unleashed the Greatest Border Crisis in U.S. History.' [Now available for pre-order.] He previously served for nine years as senior intelligence analyst for the Texas Department of Public Safety's Intelligence and Counterterrorism Division.


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