US Detains Nearly 2.5 Million Migrants in 11 Months – NBC Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES – Nearly 2.5 million arrests of undocumented migrants were made at United States borders in the first 11 months of fiscal year 2022, according to data released Monday by Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

The cumulative total of encounters (arrests) recorded by CBP from October 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022 reached 2,493,723. Most were registered on the southern border, with a total of 2,150,244.

In this period, the CBP has repatriated and expelled 1,300,467 foreigners, the agency said in a statement.

In August, 203,598 encounters were recorded along the southern border. 22% of these arrests were with migrants who had already been expelled from the country.


CBP said apprehensions with foreigners who entered the country for the first time in August (157,921) represent a 2.2% increase over those of migrants who entered the country for the first time in July, driven largely by a greater number of applicants for immigration. asylum from Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua.

For the first time, in August, 55,333 of the total were migrants from Venezuela, Cuba or Nicaragua, which represents 35% of the total of them that month, an increase of 175% compared to a year ago.

“The failed communist regimes in Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba are driving a new wave of migration throughout the Western Hemisphere, including the recent increase in encounters on the southwestern border of the United States,” said CBP Commissioner Chris Magnus. release.

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The number of migrants from Mexico and Central America who entered through the US borders fell for the third consecutive month and represented only 36% of apprehensions with people who entered for the first time, which marks a decrease of 43% compared to August. 2021.

Magnus attributed the decline to the Biden administration’s work with “our partners in the region to address the root causes of migration, facilitate repatriation, and crack down on thousands of smugglers.”

“More people found at the border without a legal basis to remain will be expelled or removed this year than any previous year,” he added.

Title 42, which allows the expulsion of migrants for health reasons, remains in force at the border.


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