Migrants Arrested By Border Patrol Hits Highest Figure in 22 Years
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Border Patrol agents arrested 209,906 people at the U.S.-Mexico border last month — the highest one-month figure in more than 20 years.
The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently released data showing the staggering figure, the highest monthly number since March 2000, when the agency made 220,063 arrests.
Migrant encounters continue to climb, with 221,303 at the border in March.
The new data comes as the Biden administration expects a migrant surge when Title 42 expires on May 23.
“Half of migrants encountered in March were processed for expulsion under Title 42, and those who were not processed under Title 42 continue to be processed for removal under Title 8, the same authorities CBP has used throughout our history,” CBP Commissioner Chris Magnus said in a statement.
“While we may likely see an increase in encounters after the CDC’s Title 42 Public Health Order is terminated on May 23rd, CBP continues to execute this Administration’s comprehensive strategy to safely, orderly, and humanely manage our borders.”