Biden Border Crisis

The Biden Administration's Border Policy

Fact Sheet - Thursday, May 23, 2024

Under the Biden Administration, more than 9.5 million illegal aliens have been apprehended crossing the border illegally or attempting to enter at a port of entry. 

  • At least 3.5 million illegal aliens have been released into the United States since Jan. 2021.
  • There have been more than 1.9 million known "gotaways" who crossed the border illegally
    and evaded apprehension by Border Patrol.


The Biden Administration has abused parole authority, which allows an administration to grant temporary admission (parole) to inadmissible aliens “on a case-by-case basis for “urgent humanitarian reasons” or "significant public benefit."

  • Over one million illegal aliens have entered the United States through Biden's parole programs, including:
    • Illegal aliens making appointments through the CBP One App;
    • One for Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, Venezuela (CHNV);
    • One for Ukrainians;
    • One for Afghans; and
    • A family reunification program.


The Biden Administration has released millions of illegal border crossers into the United States despite federal law requiring that DHS detain illegal aliens through their removal proceedings.


On his first day in office, Pres. Biden rescinded many of Pres. Trump's executive orders aimed at reducing illegal immigration, while issuing new orders that encourage illegal immigration. Biden:

  • Terminated Pres. Trump's order blocking funding for sanctuary cities and requiring the removal of all illegal aliens and replaced it with an order that prioritizes enforcement actions only for terrorists and violent offenders;
  • Ordered a moratorium on deportations for 100 days (later overturned by a court);
  • Terminated Pres. Trump's Remain in Mexico program for illegal border crossers;
  • Expanded the DACA amnesty for illegal aliens who entered under the age of 18;
  • Immediately stopped border wall funding and construction; and
  • Reversed Pres. Trump's order that excluded illegal aliens from the 2020 Census.


Also on his first day in office, Pres. Biden sent legislation to the House and Senate called the U.S. Citizenship Act, which would have:

  • Granted amnesty to more than 12 million illegal aliens;
  • Eliminated bars on re-entry for removed illegal aliens, effectively giving amnesty to illegal aliens
  • Pres. Trump had already deported; and
  • Exempted most future illegal aliens from deportation.

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