The number of illegal aliens encountered at the U.S.-Mexico border in 2022 will be the highest on record, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
458,088 land border interactions in 2020. In 2021, it was 1,734,686. This year, there have been 1,946,880 unlawful border crossings.
Adam Isacson of the Washington Office on Latin America predicts that this year's statistics would shatter all prior records, even if they are skewed by "repeat crossers" (illegal aliens who have been caught and expelled before in the same fiscal year). "No matter how you measure it," he said, "this will be the largest year ever."
July saw 67% single illegal aliens. Only 37% of illegal border crossers were expelled under Title 42; the rest were placed in removal procedures under Title 8.
CBP encountered 66 terrorist-screened illegal aliens at the border this year.
Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) replied to the CBP figures by alleging "The Biden Regime has supported an invasion of our national boundaries"
For the seventeenth straight month, more than 150,000 illegal aliens crossed the southern border including 200,000 illegal aliens in July 2022. The Biden Regime has facilitated an invasion of our sovereign borders of more than 4.2 million illegal aliens since January 2021.
— Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (@RepGosar) August 17, 2022
DHS ended "Remain in Mexico" on August 8. The "Migrant Protection Protocols" required asylum-seekers to stay in Mexico for immigration proceedings instead of entering the U.S.
President Biden plans to stop the policy in 2021.
Texas and Missouri sued the Biden administration in April 2021, alleging that canceling the scheme violated immigration rules, would encourage human trafficking, and would burden American states with the expense of illegal aliens' expected resources. After a Texas court ruled the Biden administration broke immigration law, the issue reached the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court decided 5-4 in Biden's favor on June 30, allowing him to cancel the program.
In 2022, Biden stopped the policy.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Blaze Media.