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Thu May 13, 2021, 08:37 PM

Immigration experts say GOP senators questioned DHS secretary with misleading chart

Immigration experts on Thursday said that a chart used by two Republican senators during a hearing on migrant interactions misrepresented the number of immigrants detained at the border between the spring of 2020 and early 2021.

The experts said that the data showed on the lawmakers' charts exaggerated the magnitude of the surge in apprehensions after President Biden's inauguration.

The chart used by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) and later grabbed by Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) was used in questioning of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

The graphic showed apprehensions of immigrants plummeting shortly after the Trump administration ordered quick expulsions of migrants due to the pandemic, a process known as Title 42.


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Make7 May 14 #1

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Fri May 14, 2021, 01:29 AM

1. The data on that chart doesn't even match data on a chart he released less than two months ago.

For example, the new chart shows less than 2,000 per week in October 2020 but the previous chart indicates an average of 2,000 per day in October 2020.

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