A law enforcement source within Customs and Border Protection revealed the number of migrants escaping apprehension reached 75,000 in Fiscal Year 2022, which began in October. The source says between 1,800 and 2,000 migrants are managing to elude apprehension daily along the southwest border.
On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) questioned Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas about the issue. In a tense exchange, Mayorkas failed to provide the number.
Sen. Cruz: Now, you told another Senator, you don’t know how many ‘got-aways’ there have been?
Sec. Mayorkas: I will have to circle back, Senator, with that information.”
Cruz: So, that wasn’t a fact that you thought was relevant to this hearing?
Mayorkas: Oh, it is absolutely relevant. I understand why