A new poll finds that more than half of Americans think the U.S. is being invaded by illegal aliens flooding into the country. And they are right, no matter what President Joe Biden claims, or how diligently the mainstream press tries to cover it up.
“More than half (54%) of Americans think it’s at least somewhat true that we’re experiencing an invasion at the southern border,” according to the NPR/Ipsos poll.
That is a shocking finding, given the denials from the administration that there is a crisis at all, and the fact that the mainstream media will cover anything but the flood of illegal immigrants under Biden.
Of course, NPR tries to put a lefty spin on the results, casting them as the result of right-wing lies.
“These statements, and others like them that were tested in this survey, shed light on how misleading information or politically charged rhetoric about immigration has taken root among a significant portion of the American public,” it says.
To NPR, statements such as “invasion at the border,” and “open border policy,” or claims that “migrants are bringing fentanyl over the southern border” are misleading.
But wait a second. Who exactly has been misleading the American public about what’s happening at the southern border?
From 2012 through 2020, Border Patrol agents apprehended an average of about 40,000 people trying to sneak into the United States border each month. In President Donald Trump’s last year in office, monthly apprehensions started to hit new lows, as his “Remain in Mexico” and other efforts to close loopholes exploited by illegals took effect.
The tide turned immediately after Biden took office. Apprehensions leaped to 101,000 in February and steadily climbed to 213,000 by July.
So far this fiscal year, illegal crossings have averaged 195,000 a month and will top 2 million by the time the fiscal year ends in October — a number never before recorded.
The chart below shows illegal crossings each month under Biden and compares that with the monthly average from 2012-2020. It also provides a sampling of what Biden and Co. were saying about this crisis at the time.
If this isn’t an invasion, what is?
Oh, and as to NPR/Iposos claiming that “migrants are bringing fentanyl over the southern border” is misleading, in January the Customs and Border Protection reported a 1,066% increase in the amount of fentanyl seized in fiscal year 2021 in south Texas. In August, the CBP reported that “seizures of fentanyl in San Diego are up by approximately 323% in the last three years.”
Fentanyl overdose deaths have been skyrocketing across the country. If the migrants aren’t carrying the drugs over, Biden’s crisis has made it easy for drug cartels to slip them into the United States. In other words, it’s a distinction without a difference.
Special Agent in Charge Stacey Moy of the FBI’s San Diego Field Office recently said that “There is no doubt we are in the middle of a fentanyl crisis at the hands of criminal enterprises, transcending our borders into the communities where we live, where we work, where we go to school.”
So, yeah, an invasion, and an extremely deadly one at that, brought on as a result of Biden’s indisputable open-border policy.
— Written by the I&I Editorial Board
Sources for statements in the chart:
- March 17, 2021: “The border is secure, and the border is not open.” Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
- June 15, 2021: “The administration has made significant progress at establishing a well-managed and secure border while also treating people fairly and humanely. The American people support this approach.” White House statement.
- Sept. 22, 2021: “The border is secure. We’re executing our plan.” Mayorkas.
- March 1, 2022: “And if we are to advance liberty and justice, we need to secure the border and fix the immigration system.” Joe Biden
- July 20, 2022: “Look, the border is secure. We are working to make the border more secure. That has been a historic challenge.” Mayorkas.