Princeton Policy Advisors President Steven Kopits estimated that 2.6 million illegal immigrants will cross the southern border in 2023, beginning with a heavy surge in the spring. According to the Washington Examiner, "this year's near invasion of immigrants over the southern border is about to get worse."
In a new article on the border crisis, Kopits, who is known for accurately predicting recent increases in illegal immigration under the Biden administration, notes that "this coming March, April and May, in particular, could post some spectacularly ugly numbers."
An estimated 6.9 million illegals in three years
If forecasts are met, between 2021 and 2023, some 6.9 million illegal immigrants will have been apprehended at the border. "This is a foreign population just two million short of New York City's resident population," notes Breitbart News.
By the end of this year, Kopits predicted that some 2.3 million illegals will have been detained. These estimates did not include the hundreds of thousands who successfully crossed the border without being apprehended. By 2023, Kopits predicts "another record for illegal border crossing — and by a substantial margin over 2022."
Conditions at the border appear to be deteriorating even compared to the outlandish levels seen to date under the Biden administration ... Nevertheless, based on the last two months, 2023 should set yet another record for illegal border crossing - and by a substantial margin over 2022.
The border is "wide open"
Kopits says that until Republicans have control of both Congress and the presidency, "the Democrats will set the political agenda, and the border is likely to remain wide open."
Illegal immigration figures for October were especially frightening, he noted:
Customs and Border Protection reported 204,273 apprehensions at the US southwest border for the month of October. This is comfortably the highest on record for the month, besting last year's record by 28%. To put it in context, October's apprehensions were more than double the third highest October, set in 1999 under the Clinton administration.