This year, a new estimate predicts that President Joe Biden’s administration will bring a record-breaking 2.7 million illegal immigrants to the U.S.- Mexican border.
Steven Kopits of Princeton Policy Advisors predicted correctly that two million border crossers and illegal immigrants will be detained in 2021.
Kopits also correctly predicted that in 2022, over 2.3 million border crossers and illegal aliens would be detained, bringing the total number of detentions since Biden’s election to nearly 4.2 million.
With over 250,000 border apprehensions in December 2022, illegal immigration reached a record monthly high. Kopits argues that the numbers “are just bizarre” and that Biden is on track to break that record this year.
“We increase our prediction for southwest border apprehensions for the calendar and fiscal year 2023 to 2.7 million, which would constitute a new record by 400,000 above fiscal and calendar year 2022. This is because December apprehensions exceeded forecasts. These stats are just astounding. Annual apprehensions along the southwest border are getting close to 1% of the US population.”
The number of illegal aliens who successfully crossed the border last month reached approximately 88,000, which is significant. More than 73,000 illegal immigrants successfully crossed the border in Nov. 2022, bringing the total number of illegal immigrants reported to have eluded Border Patrol in the previous fiscal year to 600,000.
The Biden administration releases tens of thousands of border crossers into the interior of the United States each month in addition to these so-called “got-away” numbers. For instance, the government released almost 150,000 border crossers into American neighborhoods in only a few summer months in 2021.
The Department of Homeland Security continues to conceal the monthly number of border crossers that are immediately released into the interior of the United States, despite the Biden admin. significantly expanding its Catch and Release network at the border.
65 percent of Americans disagree with the Biden government’s decision to release border crossers into American communities instead of holding them while they wait for their asylum hearings, according to a Los Angeles Times/YouGov survey released in December.