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 total number of total encounters (arrests) recorded by the CBP from October 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022 reached 2,493,723. Most were registered on the southern border with 2,150,244.
The agency said in a statement that during this period CBP repatriated and expelled 1,300,467 foreigners.
In August, 203,598 encounters were recorded along the southern border. Of these, 22% of arrests were with migrants who had already been deported from the country.
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CBP said fears with foreigners entering the country for the first time in August (157,921) represented a 2.2% increase compared to immigrants who entered the country for the first time in July, largely among applicants for immigration. Inspired by more numbers. from Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua.
For the first time ever, in August, 55,333 of the total were immigrants from Venezuela, Cuba or Nicaragua, which is 35% of the total migrants for that month, an increase of 175% from a year earlier.
“The failed communist regimes in Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba are driving a new wave of migration across the Western Hemisphere, including the recent increase in encounters along the southwestern border of the United States,” CBP commissioner Chris Magnus said.
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Migrants from Mexico and Central America declined
The number of migrants from Mexico and Central America who enter through US borders fell for the third month in a row and represented only 36% of those entering for the first time, a 43% decrease compared to August 2021 It reflects.
Magnus attributed the decline in 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 traffickers.”
“More people found at the border without legal grounds will be expelled or deported this year than in any previous year,” he said.
Title 42, which allows the expulsion of migrants for health reasons, remains in force at the border.