Karine Jean-Pierre, the White House press secretary, was questioned by Peter Doocy, a Fox News White House correspondent, about her assertion that illegal immigration has decreased by 90%.

Since President Joe Biden took office, illegal immigration has decreased by 90%, according to Jean-Pierre at the briefing on Monday.

He has tools that he has used in the interim to ensure that we carry out this. We actually handle the immigration system humanely and in a way that addresses the situation at the border. And for that reason, you’ve seen how well the parolee program has worked.

You’ve noticed a reduction in illegal immigration of more than 90%. And that’s due to these, the president’s actions,” Jean-Pierre said on Monday.

Doocy addressed the remarks to the press secretary the following day, citing data from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) showing a surge in illegal migration.

“You said yesterday that when it comes to illegal migration, you’ve seen it come down by more than 90%,” Doocy began. “Where did that number com from? Because CBP is telling us that number is 136,000 people more-”

“I hear you, I’m about to answer. I’m about to answer you if the dramatics would come down just a little bit,” the press secretary began as Doocy finished his question.