BIDEN’S BORDER CRISIS BY THE NUMBERS:

  • 5,707: The number of unaccompanied children apprehended at the Southwest border in January;[i] this is:
    • 112% higher than last January.
    • More than double the January average over the last decade.
    • record breaking number, as more unaccompanied minors were apprehended in the first month of 2021 than the start of any year CBP provides data for.[ii]
  • 75,198: The number of illegal immigrants apprehended at the Southwest border in January; this is:[iii]
    • 157% higher than last January.
    • 15,000 more apprehensions than the average January since 2000.
    • The highest number of January apprehensions since 2006.[iv]

DEMOCRATS PREVIOUSLY ADMITTED NUMBERS THIS HIGH WERE A CRISIS

NOW BIDEN AND HIS ADMINISTRATION ARE REFUSING TO EVEN ADMIT THERE IS A CRISIS

  • Biden himself denied that the escalating situation is a crisis.[xvii]
  • White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has repeatedly refused to acknowledge the crisis at the border.[xviii]
  • Psaki hit back at a reporter questioning her denial saying, “I don’t think we need to meet your bar of what we need to call it.”[xix]
  • Biden Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas downplayed the situation, saying  “the answer is no” when asked if there was a crisis at the border.[xx]

BORDER STATE DEMOCRATS ARE SOUNDING THE ALARM ABOUT THE BORDER

  • Democrats who represent border communities are warning the Biden Administration that their border policies will be “catastrophic” for the country and the Democratic Party.
  • Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX) warned that Biden’s decision to release migrants who crossed the border ahead of even those who have waited in Mexico while their asylum claims have been processed sends a dangerous message.[xxi]
    • Gonzalez: “If that is the message that we send to Central America and around the world, I can assure you it won’t be long before we have tens of thousands of people showing up to our border.”[xxii]
  • Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX): “I urge the Biden administration to listen and work with the communities on the southern border who are dealing with the surge of migrants.”
    • Cuellar: “You just can’t say, ‘Yeah, yeah, let everybody in’ — because then we’re affected down there at the border.”[xxiii]

[i] https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/stats/southwest-land-border-encounters

[ii] https://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/assets/documents/2020-Jan/U.S.%20Border%20Patrol%20Total%20Monthly%20UAC%20Apprehensions%20by%20Sector%20%28FY%202010%20-%20FY%202019%29_0.pdf

[iii] https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/stats/southwest-land-border-encounters

[iv] https://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/assets/documents/2020-Jan/U.S.%20Border%20Patrol%20Monthly%20Apprehensions%20%28FY%202000%20-%20FY%202019%29_1.pdf

[v] https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2014/06/20/remarks-press-qa-vice-president-joe-biden-guatemala

[vi] https://www.cnbc.com/2014/06/30/obama-on-immigration-we-now-have-a-humanitarian-crisis-on-our-hands.html

[vii] https://www.businessinsider.com/nancy-pelosi-addresses-crisis-at-the-mexican-border-2014-6

[viii] https://www.dhs.gov/news/2014/07/10/statement-secretary-homeland-security-jeh-johnson-senate-committee-appropriations

[ix] https://www.ndn.org/blog/2014/09/transcript-deputy-secretary-homeland-security-mayorkas-ndn-event

[x] https://twitter.com/JoeBiden/status/1166517754746195968

[xi] https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-pelosi-idUSKCN1SM2L1

[xii] https://twitter.com/SenWarren/status/1143564909621497857

[xiii] https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/449214-dems-make-u-turn-on-calling-border-a-manufactured-crisis

[xiv] https://twitter.com/RepCummings/status/1143699562210701319

[xv] https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/stats/southwest-land-border-encounters

[xvi] https://www.axios.com/kids-border-patrol-custody-767cb87d-d757-4c11-842e-2a5dd9db9839.html

[xvii] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVSBIgeRUSw

[xviii] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tneDI6fIZTw

[xix] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYUeCkIWgyY

[xx] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEWJHhklNFk

[xxi] https://www.nationalreview.com/news/border-dems-warn-biden-border-policies-will-be-catastrophic-for-our-party-for-our-country/

[xxii] https://twitter.com/RNCResearch/status/1366430412348743682

[xxiii] https://twitter.com/axios/status/1366176362336313346