November 1, 2022
By Dale Wilcox
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) recently released statistics on illegal crossings over the last fiscal year, and a look at the statistics demonstrate just how dangerous Joe Biden’s America has become.
During Fiscal Year 2022, which ranged from October 1, 2021 until September 30, 2022, CBP had over 2.7 million migrant encounters at the U.S. border, smashing previous records. That does not even include the approximately 700,000 “gotaways,” illegal aliens who have entered our country, but have not been accounted for by our government.
Overall, roughly 5.5 million illegal aliens have crossed our border since Biden took office, according to a recent study from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). The result has been increased peril for foreign nationals and Americans alike. A record 856 migrants died while attempting to illegally cross the U.S. border during the last fiscal year, something all Americans should remember the next time Biden or Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas attempt to wax poetic about their compassion for migrants. Americans are also being put in danger by Biden’s ongoing border crisis.
This past fiscal year, a record 98 illegal aliens on the terror watch list slipped through the cracks, and were able to enter the U.S. During the last full fiscal year of the Trump Administration, just three illegal aliens on the terrorist watch list were able to enter the U.S. Additionally, there has been a 600 percent increase in illegal aliens who come from countries with thriving terrorist networks, according to a recent report from the Daily Caller News Foundation. The majority of those illegal aliens have come from Turkey, a nation with a growing Islamist terror presence. The increasing terror threat to our homeland caused by Joe Biden’s surrendered border is the most underreported story in America right now.
Earlier this year, an ISIS operative was charged with attempting to assassinate former President George W. Bush. One would think an assassination attempt on a former president would cause the current administration to reevaluate its anti-border policies that lead to near catastrophe, but that would be wrong. The Biden Administration continues to double down on its disastrous border policies, while stonewalling investigations into the threats those policies pose to Americans. In May, it was revealed that the administration released an illegal alien who was on the terror watch list into the U.S., and did not authorize Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to detain the suspect until two weeks after he had entered the country.
This incident demonstrates the recklessness and callousness with which the Biden Administration has handled national security at our border. While some leading members of Congress have sought more information from the administration on this front, the White House and DHS have largely stonewalled them, and the pro-illegal immigration majorities in the current Congress have been happy to do the administration’s bidding. When the next Congress convenes in January, its top priority must be conducting vigorous oversight of Biden’s anti-border policies. America’s future and national security depend on it.
While the border crisis is expected to cost Biden politically in the upcoming midterm elections, it is clear that the administration’s project to dissolve our borders and undermine our sovereignty is working as designed. During fiscal year 2022, roughly seven illegal aliens entered the country for every 10 children born in the U.S. The ultimate goal of the Biden border crisis is to remake the country’s electorate to be more favorable to left-wing ideologies and politicians. On that long term project, the Biden administration appears to be succeeding.
The Biden Administration’s anti-border agenda ultimately amounts to an experiment in human sacrifice. Migrants are dying in record numbers, and Americans are facing rising threats, all because the White House is prioritizing a poisonous ideology over the wellbeing and national security of the American people.
Dale L. Wilcox is executive director and general counsel for the Immigration Reform Law Institute, a public interest law firm working to defend the rights and interests of the American people from the negative effects of mass migration
Also published at The New American, November 1, 2022.
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