Since Joe Biden first came to power in January of 2021, the United States has admitted over 1 million illegal aliens in less than two years.
As reported by Just The News, the numbers were determined by a collection of “internal Homeland Security data and court filings” that were originally reported on by the New York Times. Even the far-left newspaper conceded that the staggering number of illegals that have entered the country represents “a humanitarian challenge and a political flash point.”
Most of the illegals admitted on Biden’s watch are expected to remain in the United States for at least seven years as they wait for their asylum hearings. And the figure of one million that was determined by the Biden Administration does not represent the full final amount, with many more border encounters as well as “gotaways” not being reported as part of the official tally.
Some groups that advocate for stricter immigration laws claim that the number is far higher than one million. The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) said last month that they have reason to believe that as many as five million illegals have come into the country since Biden took office. This number, FAIR notes, is “roughly the equivalent of the entire population of Ireland.”
The illegals also represent an extreme variety of home countries from which they came, with the Times noting that they collectively “are from more than 150 countries around the globe.”
On the campaign trail in 2020, then-candidate Biden, along with the vast majority of the Democratic presidential candidates, vowed to give free, taxpayer-funded benefits to all illegal aliens, including healthcare, education, and housing. Since taking office, he has undone virtually all of President Donald Trump’s highly successful immigration policies, including reversing the “Remain in Mexico” policy and halting any further construction of the border wall. This sudden shift to an open-borders policy, combined with promises of government handouts, has fueled a historic surge of illegal aliens crossing the border, frequently setting monthly records and reaching numbers never before seen in American history.