President Joe Biden’s mass release of illegal aliens into the United States interior is set to cost American taxpayers at least $6.6 billion annually, an analysis exclusively shared with Breitbart News reveals.
The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) analysis, shared with Breitbart News, dives into Biden’s record-setting year for illegal immigration wherein the number of encounters at the U.S.-Mexico border has surpassed the populations of many major American cities.
“The American public sees what is going on at the border and they are alarmed. But it is important for the public to understand why there has been such a dramatic worsening of the situation at the border,” FAIR President Dan Stein said:
The chaos along the border is no more transitory than inflation, despite what the president and his spokespeople might say. It is not due to external factors beyond the administration’s control. [Emphasis added]
The FAIR analysis points to Biden’s “litany of incentives put in place” for illegal aliens to come to the U.S. “combined with the simultaneous ratcheting down of interior and border enforcement.”
In particular, the number of border crossers and illegal aliens who have been released into the U.S. interior has skyrocketed more than any other metric, the FAIR analysis finds.
In Biden’s first year, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released more than 285,000 border crossers with a Notice to Appear (NTA) in immigration court at a later date. Another more than 50,000 border crossers have been released without an NTA, and potentially hundreds of thousands more have been released into the U.S. interior.
The statistic indicates that Biden has grown the Catch and Release policy by at least 2,300 percent compared to Trump’s last year in office when just 14,000 border crossers were released.
“Ongoing mass illegal immigration is the policy of the Biden administration and every action that has been taken since January 20 demonstrates that unchecked migration is their objective,” Stein said.
Strained resources at DHS, as a result of record illegal immigration, helped hundreds of thousands more illegal aliens successfully cross the U.S.-Mexico border over the last year than the year prior when Trump was in office.
For instance, in Fiscal Year 2020, DHS estimated that about 100,000 illegal aliens had successfully crossed the southern border without being detected by Border Patrol agents. In Biden’s first year, that total hit roughly 400,000, the FAIR analysis notes.
Combined, those illegal aliens released into the U.S. interior and those who successfully crossed the southern border will cost American taxpayers at least $6.6 billion every year in addition to the cost of illegal immigration.
“Considering that DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has implemented [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] apprehension guidelines that forbid prosecuting illegal aliens in almost all circumstances, it’s a safe bet to assume that most of these illegal aliens will remain in the country long-term,” the FAIR analysis states.
Already, illegal immigration costs American taxpayers about $134 billion each year.
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Center for Immigration Studies
What Nations Do Criminal Aliens in Oregon Come From?
By David North on January 26, 2022
Are migrants more likely than natives to commit crimes? I leave that question to my colleagues Steven Camarota and Jessica Vaughan.
But do some nations provide us a higher proportion of criminal aliens to their foreign-born population in the U.S., generally, than other countries? Absolutely. Which nations send us the most criminals on a percentage basis and which send us the least?
We have received recent data from the Oregon prison system on the nations of origin of its prison population. They indicate that Mexico, among major migrant-producing nations, sends that state the largest proportion of criminals compared to the nation’s population in the U.S. as whole, and China and India send the least. The definition used by Oregon authorities is of those with ICE detainers in the state’s prisons.
Oregon’s Foreign-Born Population
and Prisoners for Selected Nations, 2021
in Oregon Prisoners
Mexico 138,504 550 3.97
China 24,397 2 0.08
India 17,890 1 0.06
Sources: Column 2: ”State Immigration Data Profiles: Oregon”,
Migration Policy Institute; Column 3: David Olen Cross,
“Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report for the
Americas December 2021”, January 8, 2022; numbers for India and
China were secured from Cross.
In other words, in Oregon at least, someone from Mexico is 66 times as likely to wind up in prison as someone from India. Putting it another way, of the 697 prisoners from a country other than the U.S., 78 percent of them were from Mexico.
It should be noted that there are at least three variables at work here. First, there is the economic class of the incoming migrants, with Mexico producing a high percentage of working-class migrants, and the other two nations a predominance of middle-class ones. Second, there are or may be differing criminal proclivities, nation by nation; and third, there is the variable of biases that may or may not exist in the law enforcement system.
I suspect the first variable is more important than the other two combined.
Another possible factor is that some of the criminals, notably from Central America, may have fibbed about the real country of origin, thinking if they claimed to be Mexicans, they would be released at the border rather than shipped to their true homes much further south.
Before reacting further to the remarkably high percentage of Mexicans in this one-off report, we at CIS will be seeking comparable data from other prison systems in other states.
In the meantime, this is a reminder that those crossing our southern border are not all just folks looking for better lives – there are others who are simply criminals.
The author is grateful to David Olen Cross for providing the data.
Topics: Oregon, Criminal Aliens