U.S. Customs and Border Protection's latest data, released in a Friday news dump, show an out-of-control immigration crisis, with migrant encounters at the border last month breaking records.
While the numbers are climbing — 717,660 encounters in just the first three months of Fiscal Year 2023 — so too is the national security threat.
According to the data, Border Patrol arrested 17 people on the terror watch list last month at the southern border, bringing the total to 38 for FY 2023, which began Oct. 1.
Comparing the data from previous years, the number is soaring on President Biden's watch.
This is now the tenth month in a row of more than 200,000 migrant encounters at the southern border. CBP sources tell FOX there were over 70,000 known gotaways at the border in December as well. @FoxNews— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) January 20, 2023
Terror watchlist arrests at the southern border are surging under President Biden.— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) January 22, 2023
FY’23: 38 (so far)
Per CBP sources, there have been approximately 1.2 million *known* gotaways since Biden took office. @FoxNews
It's important to keep in mind that there were also over 70,000 "gotaways" in December, according to CBP, and about 1.2 million since Biden took office. As Melugin emphasizes, these are the ones known about.
Also talked abt a record for arrests of people on the terror watch list— Jim Hanson (@JimHansonDC) January 22, 2023
Glad they caught some
The real headline should be
How many terrorists did Biden's #OpenBorder miss & let in? pic.twitter.com/pNmo9oR3dM
The data are sure to embolden Republicans looking to impeach Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy already announced in November that Republicans could pursue the impeachment route if Mayorkas doesn't resign.
"If Secretary Mayorkas does not resign, House Republicans will investigate, every order, every action and every failure will determine whether we can begin impeachment inquiry," he said during a press conference in Texas.