August 9, 2021 Texas Republican Representative Chip Roy wrote a letter to the Department of Homeland Security asking for critical information on the border crisis. “Please provide information, including documents and correspondence relating to” the letter began, followed by 13 categories, each with multiple subcategories.
Roy’s office just now received the important information about who crossed our borders in 2021. The full response by the DHS can be seen here:
In many instances DHS answers a question with a website link for further details. For example, question 2 asks for “The total number of migrants who unlawfully entered the United States and were taken into the custody of CBP since January 20, 2021.” The question further asked how the individuals were disaggregated by.
DHS responded: The nationwide Encounters page provides U.S. Border Patrol’s Title 8 apprehensions, Office of Field Operations’ inadmissible individuals under Title 8, and Title 42 expulsions for fiscal years (FY) 2020, 2021, and 2022 to date…this information can be parsed out further, by such filters as demographics, citizenship, location of apprehension/inadmissible, etc, and is available at: https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/stats/nationwide-encounters.
Not surprisingly, when questions were directly answered, the numbers are astounding. Question 9 asks how many migrants who unlawfully entered the United States since January 20, 2021 have a connection to a Mexican drug cartel, then further asked for the names of the gangs and cartels to be identified.
183 individuals from the notorious gang M.S. 13 were apprehended, in addition to members of 13 additional gangs, resulting in a total of 479 individuals.
Question 10 asks for information on “Migrants who have unlawfully entered the United States, since January 20, 2021, who (A) were apprehended by CBP” and
(B) are included one a list maintained by the Federal Government relating to terrorists or individuals prohibited from boarding a commercial aircraft.”
DHS answered: “From January 20, 2021, through December 31, 2021, U.S. Border Patrol conducted 1,911,942 encounters nationwide to include 1,083,275 Title 42 expulsions and 828,667 Title 8 apprehensions.” It noted the same individual can potentially be subject to expulsion under Title 42 multiple times.
As for those on a terror watchlist, CBP Operations “has arrested 42 subjects who were on the terror watchlist and attempted to enter the United States illegally. These numbers are inclusive of anyone who may be on the No-Fly List.”
Question 13 addresses the high cost of illegal immigration to U.S. citizens. The answers are jaw dropping:
- 13. The total amount of Federal funding obligated or expended for expenses relating to the care of migrants who unlawfully entered the United States since January 20, 2021, including— Amount of federal funding obligated/Expended by CBP:
(A) housing; 0.00
(B) shelter services and resources, including— (i) personnel; $95M
(ii) infrastructure; $338M
(iii) utilities and food; $98M
(iv) education; 0.00
(v) health care, including – $166M
(I) COVID-19 tests;
(II) COVID-19 vaccinations
(III) Personal Protective Equipment
(C) transportation, including –
(i) by vehicle; $12M
(ii) by airplane $36M
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“No city should be left to handle a national humanitarian crisis largely on its own, and without the significant and timely support we need from Washington, D.C., today’s budget will only be the beginning,” said New York City Democratic Mayor Eric Adams about his decision to make budget cuts as a result of the overwhelming migrant crisis.
However, those who will suffer from budget cuts to the city’s services to offset the cost of dealing with the ever-increasing number of migrants are those that are in place to make the city better.
“The cuts will see police freeze hiring and bring the total number of police officers below 30,000. It would further slash the education budget by $1 billion over two years and affect a litany of other agencies” reports Just The News.
Albeit, Adams admitted: “In all my time in government, this is probably one of the most painful exercises I’ve gone through.” More than 110,000 migrants have arrived in New York City over the past year, including roughly 13,000 sent from Texas by GOP Governor Greg Abbott as part of his ongoing bussing plan to send new arrivals to the U.S. to sanctuary cities.
However, similar to other leaders of sanctuary cities, Adams is unwilling to put his money where his mouth is. In September, Adams warned that the crisis would “destroy New York City” and begged the federal government to pay for his mess.
“I’m gonna tell you something, New Yorkers, never in my life have I had a problem that I didn’t see an ending to. I don’t see an ending to this,” Adams said at the time. “The federal government needs to do its job. We need the federal government, the Congress members, the Senate and the president to do their job: close the borders,” said Adams’ advisor Ingrid Lewis Martin insisted in early October. “And until you close the borders, you need to come on with a full-on decompression strategy where you can take all of our migrants and move them through our 50 states.”
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