Illegal immigrant ‘gotaways’ crossing US-Mexico border number more than half a million, DHS sources say

By Bill Melugin and Stephen Sorace | Fox News

The U.S.-Mexico border has had more than half a million known “gotaways” sneak across into the U.S. since fiscal year 2022 began on October 1, Fox News has learned.

Multiple senior Department of Homeland Security sources told Fox News of the rising number of known gotaways – illegal immigrants who are spotted crossing the border but are never caught – with three months remaining in FY’22.

That number has already eclipsed the 389,155 known​ gotaways that DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas previosuly testified there were in all of FY’21.