Illegal Immigrants Now Flooding Northern Border

Current northern border migrant statistics are the equivalent of 2020 and 2021 northern migrant encounters combined.

  • So far in the first fiscal year of 2023, 55,736 migrants have been encountered at the U.S. northern border, according to Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
  • In 2022, the northern border experienced 109,535 migrant encounters.
  • Border Patrol’s Swanton sector in Vermont saw an estimated 846% increase in illegal immigration.
  • “While the southern border garners most of the attention, both of America’s borders are wide open because of the failed policies of the Biden administration,” said Director of the Center for Homeland Security and Immigration with the America First Policy Institute Robert Law.
  • “This administration is setting all the wrong records and exposing American communities to potential national security threats because of its refusal to defend the homeland,” Law continued.
  • Twenty-nine volunteer agents from the northern border are currently supporting efforts in the southern border. Throughout 2022, “464 agents were deployed from northern border sectors,” a CBP spokesperson said.
  • A research assistant with The Heritage Foundation’s Border Security and Immigration Center, Hannah Davis, noted that the northern border is “bigger and has less infrastructure and personnel than the southern border — and the smugglers have noticed.”
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  • Representative Elise Stefanik (R-NY) said Biden’s “failure to secure the southern border has increased encounters of illegals along the northern border,” which Stefanik described as “a direct result of him incentivizing illegal immigrants to pour into New York state” via Biden’s “flying illegals in the dead of night to our communities.”
  • Governor of New Hampshire Chris Sununu (R) has proposed establishing the Northern Border Alliance Fund to make grants available to state, county, and local law enforcement agencies to reduce instances of crimes and illicit activity in close proximity to the Canadian border in response to the Biden administration reducing northern border personnel and resources.
  • Head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Tae Johnson, admitted there are significant errors in migrant data.
  • The number of illegal immigrants released into the country without tracking technology is underreported by over 18,000%, and the number of illegal immigrants tracked with GPS technology is misreported by approximately 600%.