1.2 Million ‘Got Aways,’ As Biden Loses Control Of Border

President Biden Has Lost Control Of Border
TOPSHOT - A migrant family from Venezuela is seen beyond concertina wire as they illegally cross the Rio Grande River in Eagle Pass, Texas, at the border with Mexico on June 30, 2022. - Every year, tens of thousands of migrants fleeing violence or poverty in Central and South America attempt to cross the border into the United States in pursuit of the American dream. Many never make it. On June 27, around 53 migrants were found dead in and around a truck abandoned in sweltering heat near the Texas city of San Antonio, in one of the worst disasters on the illegal migrant trail. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP) (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • More than one million migrants evaded authorities under the administration of President Joe Biden.
  • Since Biden assumed office in January 2021, there have been more than 1.2 million ”gotaways”—migrants who have successfully crossed the U.S.-Mexico border undetected by authorities.
  • During the first two years of Biden’s term as president, the number of undocumented migrant encounters at the border has skyrocketed. Fiscal Year 2022, saw more than 2.4 million migrants crossing the border, breaking records.

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