ICE Report Shows The Gravity Of Biden’s Border Crisis

The U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE) recently revealed the extent to which President Joe Biden’s border crisis has affected Americans as 6 million illegal immigrants await processing at the southern border and the number of suspected terrorists arrested skyrockets.

ICE released a report on Dec. 29, 2023, showing that nearly every measure of illegal immigration rose in 2023 and admitted that the crisis at the southern border has made matters worse for the agency.

“While ICE carefully prioritized its resources to meet this evolving mission needs and agency personnel continued to perform at a high standard, these increased demands have strained a workforce that has remained relatively static for the past decade,” the agency’s report read.

ICE’s report warned against the left’s anti-border security policies, which have caused millions of illegal immigrants to pour right across the southern border since Biden took office, jeopardizing the lives of Americans.

ICE revealed that the number of unlawful migrants in detention has jumped 40.1% from about 26,000 in 2022 to approximately 37,000 in fiscal year 2023, which ended on Sept. 30, 2023.

The number of illegal immigrants allowed into the U.S. without detainment has also drastically increased under Biden, having climbed by 30.3% in 2023 to more than 6 million, nearly double as much as the number of those who unlawfully crossed the border in former President Donald Trump’s last year as president.

ICE’s report pointed out that the bulk of the illegal immigration comes from the southern border, where more than 10,000 unlawful migrants cross daily. The agency also noted that its Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) encountered a record-high number of high-risk illegal immigrants at the southern border.

“In FY 2023, ERO removed 3,406 known or suspected gang members, an increase of 27.7% compared to FY 2022, and 139 known or suspected terrorists, a 148.2% increase compared to FY 2022,” ICE said in its report.

ICE revealed that it issued over 140,000 deportations in 2023, but such a figure is smaller in comparison to the number of illegal immigrants pouring across the southern border yearly. The agency’s portrayal of the grave illegal immigration crisis is certain to provide House Republicans with a boost in their efforts to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.