President Joe Biden’s deliberate open borders policy is expected to drive nearly 1.7 million illegal aliens to the United States-Mexico border by the end of 2021, new analysis projects.
On Friday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) revealed that more than 178,000border crossers were encountered by federal immigration officials in June along the border. This total does not include illegal aliens who successfully crossed into the U.S., undetected by federal immigration officials.
Steven Kopits with Princeton Policy Advisors projects that Biden’s “deliberate policy of holding the border open” will invite close to 1.7 million illegal aliens arriving at the border this calendar year — making it the worst year for illegal immigration in American history.
For perspective, a foreign population three times the population of Wyoming is expected to arrive at the border this year.
That figure, Kopits writes, is contingent on a projection where apprehensions at the border “taper off in the balance of the year in a manner similar to 2000” but admits that illegal immigration shows “no signs” of tapering off:
If apprehensions remain elevated near recent levels, both fiscal and calendar year 2021 will enter the history books as records for illegal immigration. By any reasonable measure, only a deliberate policy of holding the border open could achieve such an outcome.