According to federal figures, since President Joe Biden took office in 2021, more than six million Illegal immigrants have entered the country. The new figures also came as 2023 saw the highest number of attempted crossings in history, while December of that year saw a monthly record.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) announced that 6.2 million migrants have entered into the country since the start of 2021.
According to the CBO’s report, the number of people entering the country was increasing, including those released into the United States “through the use of parole authority or with a notice to appear before an immigration judge.”
This included about 2 million migrants who entered into the country last year. Of these, about 900,000 approached border enforcement and were released into the United States. Another 1.1 million entered into the country between border checkpoints and were allowed into the country. The Biden administration has used the parole element in federal immigration law to increase the flow of illegal immigrants into the country.
Furthermore, almost 900,000 migrants entered into the country after evading law enforcement. More than 400,000 illegal immigrants stayed in the country after their visas expired.
Under Joe Biden, illegal migrants are able to walk into our country and board flights without having an ID. pic.twitter.com/bJJGq2VDg4
— Senator Marco Rubio (@SenMarcoRubio) January 24, 2024
The flow of migrants has increased in recent months, especially since the Biden administration announced the end of former President Donald Trump’s Title 42 asylum policy.
Hundreds of thousands of migrants have arrived in major cities across the country, including more than 150,000 in New York City alone. Boston’s Logan Airport currently hosts migrants sleeping on the floor.
Furthermore, Los Angeles has faced increased pressure due to homelessness and the flow of migrants. Chicago has also put up migrants in police stations.
New York City has housed migrants in school buildings, hotels and a former airfield. Images of migrants sleeping on the street in Gotham have also made national headlines. New York has also seen an increase in crime due to issues at migrant shelters.