by Allan Wall, Border Hawk, ©2022

(Sep. 30, 2022) — Congratulations to Todd Bensman, Texas-based Senior National Security Fellow of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS).

On September 22nd, Bensman had an article published by the UK-based Daily Mail, which sometimes covers U.S. news better than American media outlets do.

Bensman’s article exposes the current state of our southern border.

It’s a real uphill struggle to get the truth about illegal immigration covered in the mainstream media.  

I don’t know how Bensman managed to get this piece in the Daily Mail, but he should be applauded for it.

In typical Daily Mail style, the article has a long and hard-hitting title:

REVEALED: The shocking numbers that show the unprecedented impact of illegal immigration into America that should make EVERY politician wake up to the crisis — as exposed by TODD BENSMAN’s expert analysis.

That’s a real mouthful, but it sure sums up the situation.

Here’s how Bensman begins:

“All it took was the arrival of 50 migrants on Martha’s Vineyard to wake Democrats and the mainstream media up to the reality of America’s historic and transformational immigration crisis.  Who knew?”

“All they needed was 19 months, dating back to the start of the Biden administration, to be wrenched out of their partisan fog to recognize the scope of this humanitarian disaster. It’s sickening, but here we are.”

Bensman points out that even The New York Times recently ran an article acknowledging the “historic pace of undocumented immigrants entering the country.”

Bensman reports on U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) stats released in August: “More than 2.15 million encounters with immigrants on the southern border, between October 2021 and August 2022” – and predicts that, by the end of September, the figure will probably be 2.35 million.

What’s an encounter?

Bensman explains: “By definition, an encounter happens each time a Border Patrol agent physically lays hands on an individual attempting to enter the country illegally, so one migrant may be countered multiple times.”

How do these statistics compare with previous ones?

Well, the 2.15 million figure “is the highest number since the Eisenhower administration started keeping records in 1960.”

Eisenhower was the best president on border issues since World War II.

“For comparison, between 2010 and 2016, Border Patrol handled less than 500,000 encounters and never topped 400,000 in 2011, 2012 and 2015.”  

That was during the Obama administration.

So what’s happening to all these illegal aliens “encountered” on the border?

As Bensman explains, “the Biden administration itself has legally paroled some 1.4 million family members and unaccompanied minors into America bound only by the promise that they’ll report to immigration authorities someday.”

Isn’t that amazing?

What about the “gotaways”? That’s “a slang term once only used by Border Patrol agents to describe individuals who they suspect were able to evade capture. The problem of ‘gotaways’ has become so pronounced that it is now part of the official lexicon.”

Todd Bensman reports “at least” 900,000 gotaways.

If you add up the 1.4 million “parolees” released into the U.S. with 900,000 gotaways, that gives you a figure of “at least 2.3 million illegal immigrants” who have made their way into our country since Biden became president in January of 2021, which was just twenty months ago.

If present trends continue, by the time Biden finishes his 4-year term, he could have allowed 5 million or more to cross our border and stay in our country.

What if the Biden administration lifts Title 42, which facilitates the expulsion of some of the migrants?

In that case, says Bensman, “as many as 540,000 migrants a month could pour in, according to intelligence community estimates.  In that case, the Biden presidency could easily end with seven million or more new migrants in America – a population larger than the size of Los Angeles and Chicago combined.”

This is the costly and socially-divisive immigration policy being not just allowed, but facilitated, by the Biden administration.

Thanks to Todd Bensman for publicizing this disaster in the Daily Mail.

Will any of our politicians do anything serious to stop it? Ask your senators and representatives.


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