Thursday, March 24, 2022

Arrests of Illegal Immigrants at US-Mexico Border Up 63 Percent in February; Illegal Southwest Border Crossings Surge to 158K in February

Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times
Arrests of Illegal Immigrants at US-Mexico Border Up 63 Percent in February:
The border crisis shows no signs of slowing down under President Joe Biden, with arrests of illegal immigrants in February spiking 63 percent from February 2021.
Border agents made 164,973 across the month, the Biden administration announced on March 15, compared to 101,099 in February 2021, under 37,000 in February 2020, and about 76,500 in February 2019.
The newest figure is the highest number of arrests in the month of February since 2000.
Since Biden took office in January 2021, he and top administration officials have relaxed or ended various Trump era immigration policies, including curbing the use of expulsion powers and cutting deportations.
Immigration arrests started spiking the month after Biden was sworn in and have remained at unprecedented levels.
The number of arrests in Biden’s first year set a record. That record will likely be broken in his second year unless drastic changes are made, some experts say.
RJ Hauman, head of government relations and communications at the Federation for American Immigration Reform, said the February figures “confirm what we already knew: President Biden and Secretary Mayorkas aren’t securing our border; they are trying to build upon a historic crisis and make mass migration the new normal.” --->READ MORE HERE
U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector
Illegal Southwest Border Crossings Surge to 158K in February:
Migrant apprehensions in February jumped to nearly 160,000 after declining one month earlier.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced on Tuesday that Border Patrol agents apprehended 158,132 migrants who illegally crossed the border between ports of entry, according to CBP’s Southwest Land Border Encounters report. The apprehensions represent an increase over the previous year’s February report when agents apprehended only 97,643 migrants, the largest number of migrants apprehended in February since 2000.
So far this fiscal year, which began on October 1, 2021, Border Patrol agents apprehended 802,638 migrants along the nine southwest border sectors. This is up from 382,000 apprehended during the same period in FY21. This represents an increase of nearly 110 percent in year-to-date comparisons.
The February apprehensions included 121,296 single adults, 25,023 family units, and 11,810 unaccompanied minors, the report states.
The Rio Grande Valley Sector recaptured its position as the busiest sector in the nation with the apprehension of 33,838 migrants. These included 20,622 single adults (up 51 percent from last year), 7,483 Family Units (down nearly 31 percent from last year), and 5,743 Unaccompanied Minors (up 46 percent from last year), the report details. --->READ MORE HERE
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