Friday, February 25, 2022

Border Patrol Encounters Record-High Number of Migrants for Month of January; 153,941 Migrants Stopped at Border in January, Nearly Double from a Year Ago, and related stories

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Border Patrol Encounters Record-High Number of Migrants for Month of January:
Border Patrol agents encountered 153,941 migrants at the southern border in January, according to data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection filed in federal court on Wednesday.
The number of encounters was a record high for the month of January going back at least to the year 2000, CBP records show.
However, the total also represented a 14 percent drop in the number of encounters since December 2021, CBS News reported. The total was the lowest since February 2021, when agents encountered more than 101,000 migrants, just before a major spike in illegal border crossings that continued throughout the summer.
Border agents encountered 2,033,863 migrants during the first year of Joe Biden’s presidency, likely the highest number in over 20 years, National Review previously reported. --->READ MORE HERE
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153,941 migrants stopped at border in January, nearly double from a year ago:
The number of migrants stopped by authorities at the southern border in January was nearly double the corresponding number from the month President Joe Biden took office one year ago, indicating the scale of the crisis.
U.S. border officials encountered 153,941 people who attempted to enter the United States from Mexico illegally between land ports of entry or were denied admission at the ports, according to a new court document filed in Texas v. Biden. That number is down from recent months but far higher than the 78,414 seen in January of 2021. The large majority, nearly 147,000 people, came across in unfenced areas where Border Patrol agents work
Federal law enforcement resorted to releasing tens of thousands of noncitizens into the country rather than returning people to Mexico, despite a pandemic public health protocol requiring that all be returned to Mexico and a second mandate that noncitizens entering the U.S. at ports of entry be fully vaccinated.
Of the 153,941 migrants encountered, about half were removed from the country, while half were not. Of the roughly 75,000 taken into custody, about 46,000 were released into the U.S. in January on parole or after being placed in immigration court proceedings.
Up to about a decade ago, the large majority of illegal immigrants stopped at the southern border were Mexican men seeking work in the U.S. But half of migrants encountered under Biden have been families and unaccompanied children coming from Central and South America. --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories:

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