Congressman Roy Asks DHS for Updated Number of Illegal Aliens in the US

U.S. Rep. Chip Roy of Texas and 17 other House Republicans have sent a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayokas asking for a new report showing the number of illegal aliens currently residing in the United States. 

In April 2021, DHS released a report called “Estimates of the Unauthorized Immigrant Population Residing in the United States: January 2015-January 2018.” The report revealed as of January 2018, there were 11.4 million illegal aliens residing in the U.S. 

However, DHS has not released updated numbers since then. 

According to the congressmen’s letter, since January 2021, Border Patrol has encountered more than 7.6 million illegal aliens at the southwest border. In addition to the more than 1.8 million gotaways, it was also found that DHS has released more than 4.7 million illegal aliens into the U.S. The total number shows that at least 6.5 million illegal aliens have entered the United States since President Joe Biden took office. 

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