Sunday, March 26, 2023

Border Patrol Chief: 1.5 Million ‘Gotaway’ Migrants During Biden’s Term

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Border Patrol Chief: 1.5 Million ‘Gotaway’ Migrants During Biden’s Term:
About 1.5 million migrants have sneaked across the border as President Joe Biden opened the doors to a rush of southern migrants, according to testimony from Raul L. Ortiz, Chief of U.S. Border Patrol.
The new estimate includes the 1.3 million successful “gotaways” who were spotted by the border patrol’s agents and surveillance systems, plus roughly 200,000 additional untracked migrants, he told a hearing in Texas organized by the House’s Homeland Security Committee.
Ortiz’s number, plus agency data, shows that Biden’s Cuban-born, pro-migration border chief — Alejandro Mayorkas — has allowed roughly 4.2 million economic migrants into the United States since January 2021.
That inflow delivered more than one migrant for every one of the 3.7 million U.S. births in 2022 — and it helped spike the inflation that has crippled several major banks.
Rep. Carlos Giminez (R-FL) asked Ortve 1.3 million [spotted] gotaways that we know of, what is your estimate of the people — that we don’t know about — that got away?”iz: “Supposing that we ha
🚨#BREAKING I just asked Border Patrol Chief Raúl Ortiz about the ‘gotaways’.

At today’s Homeland Security Committee hearing, Chief Ortiz testified that there an additional 20% of illegal alien ‘gotaways’ completely unaccounted for.

The border is indeed NOT SECURE.

— Rep. Carlos A. Gimenez (@RepCarlos) March 15, 2023
Ortiz answered:
I will tell you that the gotaway number is a number that for a long time was associated with [field inspections] … it was our agents out there actually cutting swaths of country and using, you know, footprints as an indicator as to what we were seeing out there. That was our situational awareness.

With the investments that this Congress has made into the Border Patrol CBP as a whole [such as balloon-mounted cameras], we have greater situational awareness now than I’ve ever had. My confidence level in that gotaway numbers continues to increase. Is it 100 percent [confidence]? No, sir.

[We have] 385,000 gotaways so far this fiscal year [Since October 1]. We continue to refine that number. I’ve got to do a better job of accounting for the actual encounters …

In my estimation based upon the situational awareness that I have, probably between 10 percent and 20 percent [more untracked gotaways].
The number of gotaways has been increasing, according to data provided by the Republican National Committee: --->READ MORE HERE
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