Posted on April 5, 2024

Nearly 1,000 ‘Gotaway’ Migrants Illegally Flood Past Southern Border on Easter Sunday: CBP

Andrea Vacchiano and Bill Melugin, ·Fox News, April 1, 2024

Almost 1,000 “gotaway” migrants illegally entered the United States through the southern border on Sunday, Fox News has learned.

A Customs and Border Protection (CBP) source told Fox News that 919 “gotaways” – illegal immigrants who are not recorded in the official border numbers each month – passed through the border. The migrants are still tracked by the CBP internally.

The most recent numbers bring the 7-day average of “gotaways” at the southern border to 761 per day. It comes days after the Texas Department of Public Safety arrested four migrants seen cutting wire over a border fence.


A recent Gallup poll released on Friday said that illegal immigration is still considered a major issue for many Americans. Forty-eight percent of the poll’s participants said they were concerned by the issue, marking a seven-point increase from last year’s survey.

Democrats’ concern about illegal immigration increased from 14% to 27%, among the poll participants. {snip}