Posted on January 7, 2021

Half of the 2014-2020 Southern Migrants Still in U.S.

Neil Munro, Breitbart, January 4, 2021

Half of the blue-collar migrants who openly crossed the southern border between 2014 and 2019 remain in the United States, according to March 2020 data posted by the Department of Homeland Security.

Agents registered 3.5 million arrivals and sent 1.8 million back home via deportations and repatriations by March 2020, said the December 31 report. The report did not include data about the additional migrants who successfully sneaked through the border.

But 280,000 of the 3.5 million were provided “relief,” so allowing them to stay in the United States and eventually get green cards.

That means one in 12 blue-collar migrants get the colossal prize of U.S. residency and citizenship for themselves and all of their descendants — in exchange for surviving the U.S. government’s semi-formal obstacle course of cartels and coyotes, distance and bribes, judges and lawyers, deserts, walls, and border agents.

Moreover, another 1.4 million blue-collar migrants are still living in the United States, mostly while they are waiting for a final court decision, said the report, titled “Fiscal Year 2020 Enforcement Lifecycle Report.”


Citizenship is the first prize in the migration obstacle course, said Mark Krikorian, director of the Center for Immigration Studies. But, he added, “everybody who gets in wins something.” {snip}


The DHS data shows that 1.8 million southern border migrants were repatriated from 2014 to March 2020.

But the DHS data does not show how many of those deported migrants were deported on arrival without being released into the job market.

Immigration officers sent 840,000 migrants home via expedited processing. Another 600,000 were sent home because they had been deported previously — dubbed “reinstatement of removal” —  and 240,000 other arrivals were sent home as “returns” because they had faced incomplete deportation charges in prior years.

The data also shows that 300,000 migrants have been given a “Final Order” to go home — but have not returned home. That number includes roughly 76,000 people who skipped out on their court hearings. Many of those illegals hold jobs in Democrat-run “sanctuary cities,” much to the disadvantage of lower-skilled and younger Americans.

The data shows that 1.1 million migrants remain in the United States while they wait for a final courtroom decision on whether they can stay or must go home.


An appendix to the DHS report shows that 315,000 UACs were accompanied from Central America to the border by coyotes from 2013 to 2020. {snip}  Only about 15,000 of these younger migrants have been sent home, while roughly 90,000 were allowed to stay — even though many were coming to work as child laborers in jobs that would have been held by Americans.


Overall, the low ratio of total losers to partial or complete winners will encourage the next wave of migrants, said Krikorian:

How could it not, especially once the [Joe] Biden administration comes and let’s even more people in? Even if you don’t win first prize, the second or third prizes are still pretty good, and with a Democratic administration that is going to be more lax in border enforcement, we’re practically inviting people to sneak across the border.