Exclusive — Rep. Andy Biggs: Border Patrol Estimates One-to-One Ratio of Migrant Apprehensions to Got-Aways

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Border Patrol agents in Arizona estimated a one-to-one ratio of apprehensions to runaways among migrants entering the U.S. across the southern border, Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) said on Tuesday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow.

Border security authorities refer to migrants evading interception as “got-aways.”

Biggs remarked, “My Border Patrol agents tell me it’s probably about one-to-one, and maybe as high as two-to-one get away.”

“In the Tucson Sector alone, [there were] over 100,000 known got-aways. That’s just known. We’re seeing them on these cameras or sensors that are going off, so we can count those, but there’s a significant number that managed to get through and come in that then we never even see or sense with any of our apparatus,” Biggs added.

Marlow asked about greater restrictions on foreigners lawfully entering the U.S. compared to migrants and self-described refugees, in terms of measures ostensibly issued to prevent coronavirus transmission.

Biggs replied, “The rules themselves are a mishmash and their application is messed up. … If you come illegally into the country, you’re going to get a very rudimentary prescreening [for COVID-19], but ultimately you’re going to get to come in even if you’ve got COVID, and some of them are going to be [sent] into hotels.”

“There was a flight last week, 122 heading into Fresno. These are all unaccompanied minors. Sixty-three of them tested positive for COVID, but they didn’t retain any of those kids or remove them. They put them on the plane with the other [minors who had] negative test results, but if I’m flying out on a plane, I’m going to have to wear a mask. Fauci and company are talking about vaccine mandates for [domestic flights],” Biggs continued.

“If you are coming in from another country, they want you to be fully examined and you’re going to have to make sure that you either have a vax or a negative test [that is] appropriately timed,” he added. “These things just don’t apply to [Afghan migrants].”

DULLES, VIRGINIA - AUGUST 31: Refugees walk through the departure terminal to a bus at Dulles International Airport after being evacuated from Kabul following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan on August 31, 2021 in Dulles, Virginia. The Department of Defense announced yesterday that the U.S. military had completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan, ending 20 years of war. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

DULLES, VIRGINIA – AUGUST 31: Refugees walk through the departure terminal to a bus at Dulles International Airport after being evacuated from Kabul following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan on August 31, 2021 in Dulles, Virginia. The Department of Defense announced yesterday that the U.S. military had completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan, ending 20 years of war. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

“They’re going to release people with COVID into our communities on a random basis, and right now you’ve got other communicable diseases — [tuberculosis] in particular — on these bases, and the other thing to understand is that even though the bases are pretty isolated, these people are not required — I’m talking of Afghan refugees — stay on the on the bases. They can leave any time they want,” he said.

Democrats’ push for inclusion of amnesty for millions of illegal aliens within budget legislation will continue, Biggs held.

“They’re going to keep pushing … for an amnesty for 8  million to 10 million people,” he said. “They want to include [it as] part of the budget. … Chuck Schumer just stated yesterday that they’re not going to give up on that. They’re going to keep working on it. So they’re going to try to nip and tuck on that and see if they can still get that into the budget in the next week or so.

Breitbart News reported Sunday that Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough ruled against Democrats’ plan to include amnesty for millions of illegal aliens within a budget reconciliation package, deeming the addition as outside the scope of budgetary matters.

Haitian migrants use a dam to cross to and from the United States from Mexico, Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, in Del Rio, Texas. Thousands of Haitian migrants have assembled under and around a bridge in Del Rio presenting the Biden administration with a fresh and immediate challenge as it tries to manage large numbers of asylum-seekers who have been reaching U.S. soil. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Haitian migrants use a dam to cross to and from the United States from Mexico, Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, in Del Rio, Texas. Thousands of Haitian migrants have assembled under and around a bridge in Del Rio presenting the Biden administration with a fresh and immediate challenge as it tries to manage large numbers of asylum-seekers who have been reaching U.S. soil. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Biggs assessed, “I don’t think the [Senate] parliamentarian is going to give in on that. And I think that Chuck Schumer is not going to want to overturn the parliamentarian. … You are talking about literally millions and millions of people under any Democrat amnesty plan.”

“In the last month, we’ve had 200,000 apprehensions per month [of migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border], and then probably another 100,000-150,000 — maybe — got-aways,” he concluded. “You’re talking about, roughly a million people in those three months. [Democrats] not doing a darn thing about that just shows how little these folks care about securing the border and the future of this country.”

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