(Newswars) “It’s important the American people understand what these new numbers say and what they don’t,” Mark Morgan says.
The Biden regime is drastically underreporting immigration data from the southern border, according to the former head of Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
Thousands of illegal border crossings were omitted from recent CBP figures, warns Mark Morgan, who served as acting commissioner of the agency in the Trump administration.
For example, approximately 8,000 Haitians who illegally entered the U.S. in September near Del Rio, Texas, before going back to Mexico were excluded from the Southwest Land Border Encounters report for October.
“Sources tell me that, since Border Patrol did not technically ‘apprehend’ them, they won’t be included in the October numbers,” Morgan explained this week, according to Border Report.
“Second, illegal aliens apprehended by the Texas Department of Public Safety, then processed on state charges, are also not included in CBP’s monthly totals. This number could be in the thousands.”
CBP has reported declining “encounters” along the southern border for three months in a row after they rose to a historic high of over 213,000 in July.
The regime claimed ‘just’ 164,000 border encounters for the month of October – a figure upon which Morgan has cast doubt.
“It’s important the American people understand what these new numbers say and what they don’t,” he said.
The October data “clearly show that the Biden border crisis is in full swing and remains historically catastrophic. More than 164,000 apprehensions is a devastating number – 20,000 higher than the worst single month of the 2019 crisis,” he said.
During a Senate hearing this weekend, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas claimed to have no estimate on the number of “got-aways” who have been detected by border authorities while slipping into the country this year — another figure not accounted for in official CBP data.
Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) says that number is “estimated to be over 300,000.”
President Donald Trump recently asserted the number could be closer to 12 million.