Well, if you thought it could not get any worse, think again.
The numbers are in for the 2023 Fiscal Year on immigration and they are not good.
Overall, the administration had 3.2 million encounters, with a significant rise in encounters at official ports of entry, particularly at airports.
Moving Them Over
Why are we seeing such an uptick in activity at legal ports of entry? That is because Biden has been trying to create more ways for migrants to claim asylum.
They are getting favorable consideration if they schedule their entry at these points of entry, so the 1.1 million encounters is significantly higher than we would see in a normal year.
Keep in mind, however, that the 2.1 million encounters at the border is only about 100,000 of Biden’s record since taking office while doubling the rate at the legal ports of entry.
Troy Miller, acting commissioner at CBP, says everything is under control, stating, “CBP will continue to remain vigilant, making operational adjustments as necessary and enforcing consequences under U.S. immigration law.”
House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mark Green (R-TN) is not buying into that narrative, however, stating, “Our country is less safe. Secretary Mayorkas’ policies have failed, but he has only doubled down on them. He must be held accountable.”
There are two major concerns regarding Biden’s border policies over and above the obvious.
First, there is the volume of fentanyl that is coming across the border and getting circulated in this country.
Second, it is the number of potential gotaways from special interest aliens, who are those who have crossed the border illegally and evaded authorities from terrorist-linked countries.
The latter has become even more of a concern after the Hamas attack against Israel, as we fear copycat attacks or activating terror cells that have been able to get into the United States.
To that point, 169 of the individuals flagged by Border Patrol were on the terror watchlist.