Nearly 200,000 Migrants Elude Border Patrol Under Biden Administration

A recent report indicates that approximately 194,000 migrants have illegally crossed into the U.S. without being apprehended this fiscal year. These “known got-aways” entered between ports of entry along the southwest border without screening or identification, highlighting ongoing border security challenges.

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data, confirmed by Fox News’ Bill Melugin and Breitbart Texas, show an average of 500 migrants per day evading capture over the past week. High-level CBP sources verified these figures, underscoring the magnitude of the issue.

The El Paso Sector leads with nearly 62,000 got-aways, primarily in Santa Teresa, New Mexico. The Tucson Sector follows closely, reporting over 54,000 migrants who avoided apprehension. These numbers add to the significant totals of apprehensions in both sectors, with 180,723 in El Paso and 373,220 in Tucson, respectively.

Since President Joe Biden took office in January 2021, CBP reports have documented over 1.8 million known got-aways. These figures represent migrants observed crossing the border but not apprehended due to a variety of factors. Border Patrol agents in the field, camera operators, and detection equipment often detect these crossings, but agents are not always available to make arrests. In some instances, larger groups of migrants overwhelm available resources, allowing some to evade capture.

The term “got-aways” encompasses migrants seen crossing but not detained, those spotted by surveillance, and individuals in large groups where only a portion were apprehended.

The ongoing issue of migrant got-aways highlights the challenges faced by Border Patrol agents and the effectiveness of current border security measures. Critics argue that the Biden administration’s policies have exacerbated the situation, while supporters contend that broader immigration reforms are needed to address the root causes of illegal migration.