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WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) - The Biden administration has failed to deport over 99% of all the illegal aliens who have been released into the country since the president took office.
Between Jan. 20, 2021, and March 31, 2023, the Department of Homeland Security released at least 2,148,738 illegal aliens into the United States. Of that number, only 5,993 were actually deported.
These numbers come from a lengthy report released last month by the House Judiciary Committee, led by Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, titled "The Biden Border Crisis: New Data and Testimony Show How the Biden Administration Opened the Southwest Border and Abandoned Interior Immigration Enforcement."
The chaotic surge of illegal immigrants at the southern border makes exact documentation hard to come by, but the report estimates that "more than 1.7 million known 'gotaways' [illegal immigrants who've entered the country but who've not been caught] have evaded Border Patrol since January 2021," with "untold numbers of unknown 'gotaways' avoiding detection during that period."
This information contradicts the assertions of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas that the southwest border is closed, and illegal aliens are removed from the country quickly.
He has consistently maintained throughout his tenure that the border is secure:
Many are questioning the purpose of the DHS, created by former President George W. Bush after 9/11 to safeguard the nation. According to its mission statement, its duties include guarding the United States against terrorism, securing U.S. borders and enforcing immigration laws.