According to US Customs and Border Protection, more than 164,000 people were apprehended at the border just last month. Migrants were attempting to illegally cross into the United States via Mexico’s border. The number is double the number who were apprehended in the same month of 2020.
Numbers for the month were slightly lower than September, seeing a 14 percent decrease, and only 23 percent lower than July’s numbers, the highest total in 21 years with 213,593 apprehensions.
Compared to 2020, the month-over-month numbers represent a whopping 128 percent increase. 71,929 were apprehended in October of 2020. Compared to 2019, the numbers represent a 263 percent increase when 45,139 migrants were apprehended in October of 2019.
The New York Post reports that roughly two-thirds of all apprehensions were single adults. Acting Commissioner of CBP Troy Miller said in a statement:
“CBP’s workforce continues to demonstrate excellence and dedication as they manage heightened travel demands on the border, facilitate a return to normal travel and trade at all our ports of entry, and manage migrant encounters in a safe, orderly, and humane way.”
There is much more numerical data that provides insight into the crisis in addition to simple apprehensions. The New York Post reports:
According to CBP, 29 percent of those apprehended in October had at least one encounter with border agents within the past 12 months, compared to an average re-encounter rate of 14 percent between October 2013 and September 2019.
The agency added that more than 93,000 migrants (57 percent of the total) encountered at the US-Mexico border in October were processed for expulsion under Title 42, an order that allowed US officials to expel migrants without seeing an immigration judge.
October also saw decreases in the number of encounters of unaccompanied children and those in family units, which dropped 11 percent and 34 percent from September, respectively. The number of family unit individuals, over 42,000, was less than half of the peak hit in August.
Unfortunately the daily occurrence is wearing on our border patrol. “Agents are arresting hundreds of migrants every day, and on Friday, agent in the Rio Grande Valley Sector reported encountering nearly 2,000 migrants within 24 hours.”
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The United Nations (UN) made the stark declaration that the U.S.-Mexico border is the “deadliest” land route for migrants in the world. The UN’s International Organization for Migration (IOM) revealed Tuesday it has documented the deaths or disappearances of roughly 700 migrants near the U.S. border with Mexico in 2022. The 686 total migrants dead or missing in the area make the Mexican frontier the deadliest migrant land route worldwide.
The IOM recorded 1,457 migrant deaths or disappearances in all of the Americas in 2022, meaning the border itself appears to be the site of nearly half of all migrant deaths or disappearances in the New World, reports Just The News.
“These alarming figures are a stark reminder of the need for decisive action by States. Enhancing data collection is crucial. Ultimately, what is needed is for countries to act on the data to ensure safe, regular migration routes are accessible,” said IOM Regional Director for Regional Director for Central and North America and the Caribbean Michele Klein Solomon.
Roughly half of the disappearances or deaths were connected to attempts to cross either the Sonoran or Chihuahuan Deserts, which span the borders of both nations. More than 6 million migrants have illegally entered in the United States since President Joe Biden took office. The White House and Democratic leadership has come under severe scrutiny for its lax border policies and dangerous rhetoric giving the impression that our borders are open.
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