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Report: Border Crisis Surges



Migrant encounters at the U.S.-Mexico border have already outpaced 2021 — indicating that the border crisis continues to worsen.

In FY 2022, which began in October, there have been 1,523 encounters of Turkish migrants so far in FY 2022. The data is significant because it already totals more than the 1,409 migrants encountered in the entirety of FY 2021.

The new data shows a continued upward trend in Turkish migrants. In FY 2020, there were only 109 encounters of Turkish nationals.

El Paso Border Patrol Chief Gloria Chavez announced his department had encountered 370 migrants in a “sudden surge,” including individuals from Turkey, Nicaragua, Cuba, Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.

The spike in Turkish nationals encountered at the border shows the increasingly global spread of the ongoing crisis.

In December, nearly 45% of all 79,678 migrants came from countries other than Mexico and the Northern Triangle.



Border crisis: Number of Turkish migrants at southern border already outpaces FY 2021