Washington DC, United States.- For the first time, the number of arrests of undocumented migrants along the US border with Mexico has surpassed two million in one year, according to newly released government data.
The figure continues with a historical rate of undocumented immigrants arriving in the United States.
The number of arrests at the border increased slightly from July to August, going from 200,195 captures to 203,597. Thus, the total for the first 11 months of fiscal year 2022, which ends on September 30, rose to 2 million 150 thousand 639 arrests.
In an unusual step, officials from the Joe Biden Administration gave some reporters a briefing Monday ahead of Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) routine monthly data release.
Officials noted that the number of expulsions during 2021, more than 1.3 million, was more than any previous year.
In recent months, the administration has tried to avoid migration problems as the midterm elections approach and Republicans campaign on the message that the border is not secure.
Last week, two Republican Governors brought dozens of migrants released from federal government custody to be transported to Massachusetts and Washington, DC, an escalation of efforts to show Democratic areas within the nation what the Southwest border looks like. .
“The failed communist regimes in Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba are fueling a new wave of migration across the Western Hemisphere, including the recent increase in encounters on the southwestern border of the United States,” said CBP Commissioner Chris Magnus. it’s a statement. on Monday.