(DCWatchdog.com) It may not be the record President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and the rest of the Biden administration were hoping to set in their first year in office, but the facts are the facts.
Biden and his team set a 20-year record for catching illegal immigrants.
According to National Review in a just-released piece headlined “Illegal Immigrant Apprehensions Reach 20-Year High in Biden’s First Year”:
“U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents apprehended more than 2 million migrants at the southwest border during President Joe Biden’s first year in office, likely the highest number in over 20 years, according to a National Review analysis of CBP data.
“According to the data, agents encountered 2,033,863 migrants at the border in 2021, with the vast majority – more than 1.9 million – being apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol officers. The rest were apprehended by Office of Field Operations agents at U.S. ports of entry.
“The 2 million apprehensions in 2021 is more than double the 921,812 apprehensions in 2019, during a surge at the border under then-President Donald Trump’s administration. There were 341,519 Southwest border apprehensions in 2017, Trump’s first year in office.” [emphasis added]
From 341,519 apprehensions during Trump’s first year to 2,033,863 apprehensions in Biden’s first year. Don’t be surprised if those figures start showing up in election campaign advertisements in the very near future.
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection apprehended 178,840 illegal immigrants at the border in December 2021, surpassing the previous December’s number by 100,000. | Opinion by @njhochman https://t.co/uQNCOyTIxO
— National Review (@NRO) January 25, 2022