Thanks in large part to the media’s decision to ignore the crisis at the U.S. border, 85% of Americans think the number of illegal immigrants crossing the southern border is lower — often far lower — than it is. One in every five Americans underestimates the number of illegal aliens pouring across the southern border by more than 90%.
In reality, nearly a million illegal immigrants crossed the U.S. border with Mexico in the first half of this year — a 20-year high of 180,034 in May alone, according to statistics from the U.S. Customs and Border Protections. In all, a total of 929,868 illegal immigrants have entered the country year-to-date in 2021 — almost as many as the 977,509 illegals who entered during the entire year of 2019.
But the average American’s understanding of the problem isn’t even in the right ballpark. A recent Harvard/Harris poll found that 21% of Americans believe that “less than 10,000” illegal immigrants cross the