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Illegal immigrant’s arrest at southern border in November sets new record

As President Joe Biden’s administration continued to struggle to bring the US-Mexico border under control in November, a record-high number of arrests were made at the border.

According to Customs and Border Protection, around 173,620 arrests were made last month.

This is the highest in the history of the country in the month of November.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment and did not comment on the number of fears.

Newly confirmed CBP commissioner Chris Magnus said in a statement that the update on the border situation “reflects the incredible amount of work on the part of the American people to keep dangerous drugs and products out of our communities, facilitate travel and billions”. . dollars in trade, and to maintain security at our borders.”

The increase in the number of arrests was an increase in family units and accompanying illegal immigrant children, or youth without a responsible adult to reside in the United States.

The 43,157 illegal immigrants who came with family members saw a 5 percent increase from October, while the nearly 14,000 illegal immigrant minors represented a jump of 9 percent from a month earlier.

In all, CBP agents encountered 127,653 separate individuals, a 10 percent increase from October. Some illegal immigrants were arrested more than once.

The Biden administration rolled back several key Trump-era policies shortly after taking office, including halting the construction of the border wall, ending the “stay in Mexico” program, and allowing all illegal immigrant children to come without. Giving involves using epistemic powers. A responsible adult living in the United States.

According to some experts, those changes triggered the biggest wave of illegal immigration the United States has ever seen. Under Biden, the United States has already set a record for the most illegal immigration fears in one fiscal year and in one calendar year.

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Illegal immigration usually follows a seasonal pattern, peaking in May and declining for the rest of the year before resuming in January of the following year.

Border conditions are likely to worsen in the coming months, according to Andrew Arthur, a former immigration judge who is now a resident fellow in law and policy for the Center for Immigration Studies, which advocates for lower levels of immigration.

“At such a time of year all the prime numbers (total fears, and fears of families and unaccompanied foreign children) are rising,” Arthur wrote in a blog post.

While the Biden administration has restarted the “Stay in Mexico” program under court orders, “it is considering other policies that would turn the disaster at the southwest border into an utter catastrophe,” he said. .

Authorities in many states have taken immigration enforcement into their own hands, thanks to the administration’s soft stance.

Law enforcement in Texas began arresting illegal immigrants, including trespassers, earlier this year, and Texas began building part of the border wall with funds from the state, Governor Greg Abbott announced last week.

Meanwhile, Florida officials issued a rule on December 10 prohibiting the issuance or renewal of licenses for any institution that holds illegal immigrant children, at the same time that the mayor of Yuma, Arizona, called for an influx of illegal aliens. But a state of emergency was declared.

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Zachary Stieber covers US news and stories related to the COVID-19 pandemic. He is based in Maryland.


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