Migrant Encounters Rise to Their Highest Level At The Southern Border

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(TheRedWire.com) – According to the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) latest report in December the number of migrant encounters was more than 250,000. This is a new record in the immigration crisis.

The report showed 251,487 migrant encounters at the southern border for December 2022. In December 2021 there had been 179,253, while in December 2020 the number of migrant encounters had been only 73,994.

According to some sources it was suspected that the encounters in December would reach an all-time high, crossing the 250,000 mark. This is higher than the 2022 previous record in May of 241,136 encounters. This means that in the three-month sum for FY 2023, which began on Oct. 1, the number of migrant encounters has been 717,660. More importantly, around 66.78%, or 479,229, were single adults crossing and not families.

The migration crisis has been a sore point for the Biden administration over the past few years as it has led to many communities being affected and strained for resources. As officials in border cities started busing operations to transport the migrants to other cities within the country, the effects of the crisis have hit a number of communities and have caused more pressure to be placed on the Biden administration.

In December, the expected expiration of Title 42 led to even more concerns, as previously the policy had allowed migrants to be expelled without taking them through the proper asylum process. However, the Supreme Court put a hold on the expiration of Title 42 until they could properly hear the case and make a decision.


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