The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) shared new government data which showed that over 1.7 million migrant “got-aways” had been allowed to reenter the U.S. during Biden’s two-year tenure. “Got-aways” refers to migrants who unlawfully crossed the southern border and were detected but not apprehended by authorities.
FAIR tracks the daily, weekly, and monthly crossings at the southern border, and according to their statistics in December 2022 there were around 90,000 “got-aways,” this is double the amount of all “got-aways” in 2021.
Dan Stein, the FAIR President, noted that the number of those illegally entering the U.S. has grown to be so large that most people are unable to truly “grasp the magnitude of the Biden Border Crisis.”
Breitbart recently reported that the estimates of “got-aways” are significantly lower than the actual number, as “economic migrants” are often released into the country under a “variety of legal pretexts, such as parole, asylum, and ‘family unity.'”
Congressional lawmakers from both parties have been calling for the Biden administration to take more intense action in securing the border, including increasing the number of patrols across the southern border.
Two House Republicans, Rep. Pat Fallon, R-Texas, and Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., have also filed impeachment articles against Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. The Republicans have alleged that Mayorkas has not kept his obligation of duty in helping secure the border.