Border crossings reach record level

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The biggest disaster Joe Biden inflicted upon America was opening the southern border.

It’s one of the biggest drags on Joe Biden’s poll numbers.

And Joe Biden’s border crisis went from bad to worse after this stunning failure.

A record number of illegal immigrants have poured into America in 2023 already.

According to a report from the House Committee on Homeland Security, “Encounters at the Southwest border (SWB) in FY2023 increased over 40% since FY 2021, 4% compared to FY2022, and more than 100% compared to FY2019.”

Border Patrol agents detected 2.1 million illegal immigrants at the borders, while 1.1 million illegal immigrants were encountered at U.S. airports.

The committee report said it was “another unprecedented milestone under Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and President Joe Biden’s open-borders policies.”

And there’s no evidence of illegal immigration subsiding under Joe Biden.

“Last month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported a 40% increase compared to September 2021 and 18% compared to September 2022,” the report explained.

“Encounters at the Northern border in September 2023 increased 409% compared to September 2021 and 41% compared to September 2022.”

The report highlighted the security risks Biden’s open border policies have created. “In FY 2023, 169 individuals whose names appear on the terrorist watchlist were stopped trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border between ports of entry,” the report said.

The report noted it being a “72% increase from FY2022 for apprehensions of individuals on the terrorist watchlist, and is the most on record.”

“So far in FY2023, CBP has arrested 35,433 aliens with criminal convictions or outstanding warrants nationwide, including 598 known gang members, 178 of those being MS-13 members.”

The Homeland Security Committee noted that Border Patrol “has seized 27,293 pounds of fentanyl, coming across the Southwest border—enough to kill around 6 billion people.”

“As this disaster spirals further out of control, the Biden administration does not know how many dangerous illegal aliens are entering the country undetected, especially as Border Patrol agents are being pulled off the front lines to help process and release the historic number of illegal aliens flooding the border.”

“Our country is less safe,” said House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mark Green (R-TN).

“Mayorkas simply continues to double down on his mass-parole programs, incentivizing and facilitating the entry of otherwise inadmissible aliens into the United States at a scale never before seen.”

“Secretary Mayorkas’ policies have failed, but he has only doubled down on them. He must be held accountable.”