It’s Real: Illegal Arrivals Set to Hit One Million By End of Year, Says DHS’s Nielsen

Earlier this morning, Kirstjen Nielsen, the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, delivered some shocking information which all Americans should know about.

According to Nielson, the number of illegal immigrants sneaking into the country is set to hit a whopping one million by the end of the 2019 fiscal year; this is documented by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

The Upcoming Surge in Illegal Immigration

Nielson shed a very bright light on illegal immigration during her testimony before Congress. Contrary to what you may be hearing from the Democrats, illegal entry into the United States has not reached record lows. As a matter of fact, it has surged considerably in this year alone.

The Department of Homeland Security secretary explained this in greater depth during her testimony.

In Nielson’s own words:

“The agency is now on track to apprehend more migrants crossing illegally in the first six months of this fiscal year than the entirety of FY17, and at the current pace, we are on track to encounter close to one million illegal aliens at our southern border this year.”

Nielson went on to state that many illegal immigrants use claiming of  seeking asylum as a means to circumvent immigration laws:

“While many of them initially claim asylum and are let into the United States, only one in ten are ultimately granted asylum by an immigration judge. Unfortunately, when it comes time to remove the other 90 percent, they have often disappeared into the interior of our country.”

More on Nielson’s Testimony

The testimony of Kirstjen Nielson comes as the fight for border security remains very much underway. Next week, the Senate will vote on a resolution to veto President Trump’s national emergency declaration. Last month, the president declared a national emergency after Congress failed to present legislation to fund both government and effective border security.

Earlier this morning, the president sent out a tweet, urging Senate Republicans to vote against the resolution next week. Trump is highly expected to veto the resolution to block his national emergency if it happens to pass through the Senate.

What do you think about the testimony of DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielson? Let us know your takeaways in the comments section down below!


Gabrielle Seunagal is a full-time writer. Some of her favorite subjects to write about include politics, cybersecurity, and current events. When Gabrielle is not advancing her writing career, she is reading, traveling, or studying martial arts.