January 21, 2022

Report: Migrant Encounters Increased in December

According to new data from the Customs and Border Protection (CBP), migrant encounters at the U.S.-Mexico border increased in December for the third consecutive month.

The CBP provided the information as part of a January 14 court filing, showing 178,840 migrant encounters in December, 173,620 in November, and 164,753 in October.

The numbers mark a sharp increase from 2020, where there were 72,113 in November and 73,994 in December.

Fox News reported that the CBP has yet to officially release its monthly operational update and told the outlet that it does not provide preliminary data or comment before the update posts. A spokesperson said that the CBP should publish its official data in the coming days.

Of the nearly 179,000 apprehensions last month, 78,589 were expelled via the Trump-era public health order Title 42.

Additionally, the filing revealed that the CBP released 55,626 migrants into the country.


Migrant encounters increased again at the southern border in December: court docs

One comment on “Report: Migrant Encounters Increased in December

  1. CharlieSeattle says:

    How Eisenhower solved illegal border crossings from Mexico
    July 6, 2006 By John Dillin > > > Note the archive date!

    George W. Bush isn’t the first Republican president to face a full-blown immigration crisis on the US-Mexican border.

    Fifty-three years ago, when newly elected Dwight Eisenhower moved into the White House, America’s southern frontier was as porous as a spaghetti sieve. As many as 3 million illegal migrants had walked and waded northward over a period of several years for jobs in California, Arizona, Texas, and points beyond.

    President Eisenhower cut off this illegal traffic. He did it quickly and decisively with only 1,075 United States Border Patrol agents – less than one-tenth of today’s force. The operation is still highly praised among veterans of the Border Patrol.

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