U.S. House GOP Seeks Transparency On Number Of Foreign Nationals In U.S. Illegally

Image: U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Image Credit: U.S. Department of Homeland Security

By Bethany Blankley [contributor to The Center Square] –

A group of 17 Congressional Republicans led by U.S. Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, is calling on Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to provide information on “the total number of illegal aliens currently residing within the United States.”

In a letter to Mayorkas, whom they voted to impeach in February, the Republican lawmakers argue, “The American people deserve an exact accounting of the number of illegal aliens residing in the country, especially if the federal government’s policies have caused that number to surge since the previous estimate.”

The estimate they’re referring to was published in April 2021 by the DHS Office of Immigration Statistics: “Estimates of the Unauthorized Immigrant Population Residing in the United States: January 2015-January 2018.” It states that from January 2018 through January 2021, 11.4 million illegal aliens resided in the U.S.

A Pew Research report estimated the total was more than 10.4 million; a Yale-MIT study estimates it’s as high as 29 million.

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Since January 2021, more than 11 million foreign nationals are estimated to have illegally entered the U.S., The Center Square reported, including those who evaded capture referred to as “gotaways.”

Under Mayorkas, every fiscal year, a record number of illegal border crossers are reported, each time breaking previous records. In the first six months of fiscal 2024, more than 1.7 million illegal border crossers were reported, the highest number in U.S. history for that time period, The Center Square reported.

The coalition estimates that “at least 4.7 million illegal aliens have been released into the interior under the Biden Administration’s policies” and requested Mayorkas immediately update the 2021 report using the most recent data available. The number they cite excludes gotaways, which total an estimated more than 2 million since January 2021, The Center Square has reported. Officials have explained to The Center Square that gotaways are under-reported by 10% to 20%.

The coalition estimates that “at least 6.5 million illegal aliens have entered the United States since this administration took office.”

They also point to Mayorkas policies they argue facilitated the release of an unprecedented number of illegal foreign nationals into the country, including restricting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents from arresting and removing them; releasing them from custody instead of physically detaining them until their court hearing; and extending Temporary Protected Status and Deferred Enforced Departure for nationalities who otherwise under the law are inadmissible. The House Committee on Homeland Security identified these directives as illegal in their charge to impeach Mayorkas, The Center Square reported.

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The coalition asks for information, including an “updated number of aliens who evaded capture at the southern, northern, and coastal borders;” how many overstayed their visas; how many were paroled and released into the country; and how many are TPS beneficiaries, enrolled in DED and are Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients.

The GOP representatives also requested information on how many were released into the interior of the U.S. who received a Notice to Appear or Notice to Report documents; how many were removed from the U.S.; were ordered to be removed by an immigration judge but are still in the U.S. illegally; were ordered to be removed in absentia because they didn’t show up to their immigration court hearing; and are considered fugitives by ICE.

The coalition includes fellow Texans Brian Babin, Michael Cloud, Morgan Luttrell, Keith Self, and Randy Weber. It also includes representatives Mary Miller of Illinois, Bob Good and Ben Cline of Virginia, Nicole Malliotakis and Anthony D’Esposito of New York, Daniel Webster and Aaron Bean of Florida, Rich McCormick of Georgia, Nancy Mace and Ralph Norman of South Carolina, Dusty Johnson of South Dakota, and Glenn Grothman of Wisconsin.

After Republicans in the House impeached Mayorkas, Senate Democrats dismissed the charges for the first time in Senate history. Last month, after record illegal entries continued to be reported, Mayorkas admitted a border crisis exists but remains resolute in administering his policies.

About the Author: Bethany Blankley is a writer at the Center Square, Patheos/Hedgerow, political analyst and former press secretary at Capitol Hill / NY / WDC. Follow Bethany on Twitter@BethanyBlankley.

5 thoughts on “U.S. House GOP Seeks Transparency On Number Of Foreign Nationals In U.S. Illegally

  • May 9, 2024 at 6:21 pm
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    ,,,yawn,,,

    They’ll need to run through Tel Aviv,,,

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  • May 9, 2024 at 6:47 pm
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    House GOP is just as responsible as the satan worshipping pedophile traitors, i.e., democrats.

    There is no difference. They are all working to loot the country and destroy it.

    And the number is approaching 100 Million, adding the last few years to the 70 million ish existing ones.

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  • May 10, 2024 at 12:30 am
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    House Democrats Vote UNANIMOUSLY to Give Illegal Aliens Representation in Congress and the Electoral College.

    https://joemessina.com/2024/05/house-democrats-vote-unanimously-to-give-illegal-aliens-representation-in-congress-and-the-electoral-college/

    On Wednesday night, House Democrats unanimously voted to grant illegal aliens, including the 11 million illegal border crossers under Joe Biden’s administration, representation in Congress and the Electoral College.

    This decision places alien invaders ahead of American citizens and workers, with 206 members voting in favor and 22 representatives abstaining from the vote – including 11 Democrats and 11 Republicans.

    Steven Miller reported:
    “House Dems just voted UNANIMOUSLY to give illegals representation in Congress AND the Electoral College. House Seats and Electoral College votes WILL BE added to areas with the most illegals (including all Biden illegals) unless Senate passes the bill. Invasion by design.”

    The proposed bill H.R.7109 mandates the inclusion of a citizenship question in the ten-yearly census, necessitates the reporting of specific census data, and proposes altering the apportionment of Representatives to be determined by United States citizens rather than all residents.

    However, Senate Democrats are refusing to bring this bill to a vote, leading to concerns that undocumented immigrants may continue to be counted in congressional representation.

    This lack of action by Senate Democrats has sparked accusations of the party acting outside the bounds of the law.

    Critics argue that by not allowing a vote on H.R.7109, Democrats are enabling illegal immigrants to have influence and representation in Congress, which they assert is contrary to democratic principles.

    The decision by Senate Democrats not to push forward with this bill has generated criticism from those who believe that accurate representation in government should be based solely on legal citizens.

    This move has prompted accusations that the Democrat Party is disregarding legal norms and potentially
    “undermining the integrity of the political system”.

    How about undermining the ability of CITIZENS to govern their “OWN COUNTRY”??

    Allowing this “Immigration” is the ‘BIGGEST ACT OF “TREASON” EVER COMMITTED AGAINST THIS COUNTRY.

    AND MOST OF “YOU PEOPLE” ARE SO IGNORANT YOU DON’T EVEN RECOGNIZE WHAT IS TAKING PLACE.

    They say a fool and his money will soon part, so will a fool and their Country/Freedom.

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  • May 14, 2024 at 4:35 pm
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    Anything and everything the Dems touch gets destroyed, just like the movies where Death touches flowers and they immediately wilt and turn black. That is the Dems and now, the Uniparty since, once again, the Dems infiltrated the R party and now it’s just the ILLUSION of choice when in fact, it’s really just controlled opposition. How did we get here? The Dems want nothing more than to control everyone and everything, they have been working on this diligently for over a century. Slowly, they creep into every outlet of power, the law, the courts, the military, the “intelligence agencies” the IRS, the financial institutions, the medical field, the education system, the pharmaceutical industry, the MSM, big corp business, etc, etc. All the while, the conservatives concentrated on minding their business and working to achieve their dreams of success and taking care of their FAMILIES…….something the left absolutely despises. So, decade after decade of the sole focus of those power hungry psycho’s working their way into even the most menial political positions and corporations, we are now screwed because we don’t think like them or have the same goals of complete tyranny. We have a HUGE mess to unravel but knowing how we got here is essential to knowing how to fix the problem. My only consolation at this point is people like Mayorkas will rot in hell along with the rest of the evil SOB’s dead set on destroying our beautiful country. I hope to live long enough to see some justice done to these creatures.

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