According to current data from Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz, migrants from certain distant nations, such as China and Afghanistan, increased by more than 1000% during fiscal years 2022 and 2023.
The Dominican Republic, Vietnam, Paraguay, Mauritania, Algeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, and Djibouti all saw comparable spikes in migration, according to Ortiz’s social media statistics.
In a tweet, Ortiz said that officials “continue to face challenges with countries’ governments to get effective programs in place so that we can repatriate every person we arrested.”
While the Border Patrol only kept track of 342 interactions with Chinese migrants during the fiscal year 2021, that number increased to 1,987 in the next year and then skyrocketed to 9,753 in its first seven months of the following year.
While the number of Afghan migrants met by Border Patrol has been rising, there have allegedly been over 150,000 applications for special immigrant visas from Afghanistan since the Taliban came to power after the U.S. pullout.
Since President Biden’s inauguration in 2021, there have been approximately 1.5 million illegal migrant getaways that have been documented. Under the Trump administration, 415,000 getaways were recorded in total for the years 2018, 2019, and 2020.
The total number of foreign people who may enter the United States using the CBP One app has just been expanded by the Biden administration to 40,000 each month. Before traveling to the border, travelers may make appointments on the app’s digital platforms for asylum. Over the past four months, the CBP One app has been used to enter the United States by almost 80,000 foreign people.
The spike of border crossings, meanwhile, has overrun other cities. A contentious ordinance to give $51 million in financing for housing for many of the 10,000 new foreign arrivals in Chicago was just approved by the city’s council.
Recently, 50 houses of worship will host foreign immigrants, according to New York City. Democratic mayor Eric Adams even made the suggestion that private individuals may be rewarded for housing refugees in their homes. “It is my intention to go to these places of worship and subsequently to a private home,” he said.
Adams has even filed a lawsuit against 30 counties in New York for their refusal to accept foreigners, calling it “xenophobic bigotry.”
According to a recent CBS News survey, just 37% of Americans approve of Biden’s management of the US border, while 63% disapprove.