Thursday, March 9, 2023

128K Migrants Caught in February at Southwest Border — Up 31% Over Feb 2021; Known Migrant Got-Aways Rise to Nearly 51K in February

U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector
128K Migrants Caught in February at Southwest Border — Up 31% Over Feb 2021:
Border Patrol agents along the nine southwest border sectors apprehended just over 128,000 migrants in February, according to unofficial Border Patrol reports reviewed by Breitbart Texas. This is down slightly from January’s reported 128,410 migrant apprehensions in January but is up more than 30 percent from February 2021 — President Joe Biden’s first full month in office.
The more than 128,000 migrants apprehended in February would have set a record for February apprehensions had it not been for last year’s record-setting 159,170 apprehensions, according to reports issued by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. In contrast, agents apprehended only 30,077 migrants in February 2020 — President Donald Trump’s last full year in office.
While many of the southwest border sectors experienced month-to-month decreases in apprehensions last month, the San Diego, Tucson, El Paso, Laredo, and Rio Grande Valley Sectors experienced slight to significant increases.
  • San Diego jumped from 15,426 to about 17,000 
  • Tucson jumped from 20,222 to about 23,600
  • El Paso jumped from 29,719 to about 31,900
  • Laredo jumped from 3,243 to about 4,100
  • Rio Grande Valley jumped from 14,862 to about 15,000
Overall, the apprehensions along the nine southwest border sectors fell slightly from 128,210 in January to just over 128,000 in February, the reports reveal. --->READ MORE HERE
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Known Migrant Got-Aways Rise to Nearly 51K in February
The number of migrants known to have entered the United States illegally without being apprehended jumped in February, according to a Border Patrol report reviewed by Breitbart Texas. Got-aways jumped from about 48,000 in January to nearly 51,000 in February.
Despite a decrease in the number of migrant apprehensions along the southwest U.S. border with Mexico, the estimated number of got-aways jumped by more than six percent to nearly 51,000 in February. This number is also slightly higher than the 50,820 in February 2022.
Migrant got-aways are a conservative estimate of the number of migrants who are seen crossing the border but cannot be apprehended at the time, migrants that are part of a group that is partially apprehended, or by estimating numbers based upon tracks found in smuggling areas.
The estimated number of known got-aways during the first five months of Fiscal Year 23, which began on October 1, 2022, hit nearly 310,000, the report reviewed by Breitbart News reveals. This is up by approximately 29 percent over the same period in FY22 when officials estimated there were 240,897 known got-aways. --->READ MORE HERE
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