Over 7 million migrants have entered the US since 2021

A migrant caravan heading towards the US in southern Mexico. Photo: AFP/Getty Images

Over 7 million migrants and so-called “asylum seekers” have entered the United States since President Joe Biden assumed office in 2021. While the figures are staggering, they do not include approximately 1.8 million additional “gotaways,” or, individuals that have eluded capture.

  • Since Biden took office, the total number of southwest land border encounters hit a staggering 7,298,486. The total does not include an estimated 1.8 million known ‘gotaways’ who managed to evade law enforcement.
  • Statistics from U.S. Customs and Border Protection show that this fiscal year alone, there has already been a reported 961,537 border encounters. The year, which runs from October to September, is already on current pace to break last year’s record of 2,475,669.

The Big Picture: If estimates are to be believed, then the population of non-White, foreign-born people who have taken “refuge” inside the United States is currently larger than the collective population of 36 individual states.

  • That amount is larger than the individual populations of 36 states, including Alabama, Colorado, Maryland, Tennessee, Utah and West Virginia.
  • The figure accounts for around 18.7 percent of California’s population of 39 million, 23.9 percent of the state of Texas with its 31 million citizens, and 37.3 percent of New York.
  • In December, a new record was broken when it was revealed that over 300,000 migrants had crossed in the month – topping the highest amount ever recorded. Just days after taking office, Biden immediately rolled back on several Trump-era restrictions.
Infographic: White-Papers Policy Institute

Why This Matters: Unfettered immigration into the United States—commonly referred to as the “Great Replacement”—is a stressing concept for a growing number of Americans. According to data analyzed by the White-Papers Policy Institute, 40% of Americans believe changing demographics “pose a threat” to White people and their cultures and values.

The think-tank also suggests that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which oversees ICE and Border Patrol, could be complict in mishandling the southern border

  • For the 2024 fiscal year the Biden administration has requested a DHS budget of some $103.2 billion, much of which is going to be spent on non-Whites. The most obvious starting point in examining this spending would be the agencies which are explicitly charged with protecting America’s borders: Immigrants and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CPB – which includes the Border Patrol).
  • Between taking office in 2021 and 2024 the Biden administration has increased the DHS budget by more than $7 billion, and Americans have only become less safe.

Crime, violence, and public safety concerns are all believed to have spiked as a result of migrant-related violence. In places like New York City, taxpayers are even expected to foot the bill for their new arrivals by way of $10,000 debit cards issued free of charge.