(PartiallyPolitics.com) During the Biden administration over 1.7 million migrant “got-aways” have been allowed to reenter the country according to the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) government data. “Got-away” refers to migrants who had been detected by authorities while illegally crossing the border but had not been apprehended.
FAIR as an organization tracks the figures for crossings on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis. According to their data, in December 2022, there were around 90,000 “got-aways” which was a bit more than double the number of “got-aways” in the entire previous year (2021).
Dan Stein, FAIR president, said that the number of people who are illegally entering the U.S. each year has become so large that it is impossible for a lot of people to understand the full extent of the Biden Border Crisis. It is also important to remember that the estimated number of “got-aways” is typically lower than the actual number, since there are a “variety of legal pretexts, such as parole, asylum, and ‘family unity,'” that allow economic immigrants to be allowed in the country.
Congressional lawmakers from both sides have been calling on President Biden to be more aggressive in enforcing border security and patrolling the southern border.
Two House Republicans, Rep. Pat Fallon, R-Texas, and Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., have also gone as far as to submit impeachment articles against Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who they allege has not fulfilled his duty in helping keep the border secure.
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