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Migrant encounters hit another high, heading 42 . Over 100K deleted under

Another month, another record.

The number of alleged migrant encounters on the southern border has once again made Department of Homeland Security history – a staggering 239,416 encounters in May.

The figure is the highest number of migrant encounters recorded in a month and brings the total migrant encounters to over 1.5 million in FY22, according to the latest data released by Customs and Border Protection on Wednesday.

The border agency attempted to pin the 2% monthly increase on the large number of evictions, insisting that “many contributed to the higher-than-normal number of migrants attempting to cross the border.”

The agency said about 25% of people had at least one prior encounter in the past 12 months.

Nearly half (42%) of May’s total – 100,699 – were processed for evictions under Title 42, the health policy the Biden administration attempted to end last month that allows the rapid eviction of illegal immigrants. .

An additional 138,717 migrants were encountered under Title 8 – the Department of Homeland Security’s General Border Enforcement Policy.

Migrants wait to be taken to a detention center by the US Border Patrol in Eagle Pass Texas on May 26, 2022.
John Lamparski / NurPhoto via ZUMA Press
Migrants Mostly From Nicaragua, El Salvador, Peru And Guatemala Are Detained By The Us Border Patrol On The First Day Of Implementation
Migrants mostly from Nicaragua, El Salvador, Peru and Guatemala are detained by the US Border Patrol on the first day of implementation
The El Paso Sector Of Texas And The Yuma Sector Of Arizona Also Saw High Numbers Of Illegal Immigrant Encounters - A Total Of More Than 33,000 People This Month.
The El Paso sector of Texas and the Yuma sector of Arizona also saw high numbers of illegal immigrant encounters – a total of more than 33,000 people in the month.
John Lamparski / NurPhoto via ZUMA Press

This policy is subject to removal of migrants if they attempt to enter the US without authorization and cannot establish a legal basis for staying in the country.

In May alone, the number of children detained increased significantly – from 21% to 14,699, with CBP detained an average of 692 per day.

The number of household units also rose 8% to 59,282 in May – although this total still represents a decrease of 32% from August of last year.

The vast majority (69%) – 165,200 – were single adults in all southern border encounters.

The Number Of Alleged Migrant Encounters Along The Southern Border Has Once Again Made History For The Department Of Homeland Security, Carrying Out 239,416 Encounters In May.
The number of migrant encounters reported at the southern border has once again made history to the Department of Homeland Security, up from 239,416 in May.
US Customs and Border Protection

The largest number of migrants who stopped at the border in May – about 1 in 5 – were encountered in the Rio Grande Valley region of Texas. That number was followed by the Del Rio sector number.

The El Paso sector of Texas and the Yuma sector of Arizona also saw high numbers of illegal immigrant encounters – each region totaling more than 33,000 people a month.

However, with an increase in the number of border crossing attempts in May, the amount of drug seizures declined by almost a quarter (22%).

Specifically, there was a 22% reduction in cocaine seizures, a 23% reduction in methamphetamine, a 29% reduction in heroin seizures, and a 12% reduction in fentanyl seizures.

In its Wednesday announcement, CBP stressed that existing restrictions on the US southern border have not changed and urged all migrants traveling north to halt their travel.

“Current restrictions at the US border have not changed: Single adults and families found on the Southwest border will be expelled, where appropriate, under Title 42,” CBP Commissioner Chris Magnus said in a statement.

“As temperatures begin to rise in the summer, human traffickers will continue to exploit vulnerable populations and endanger the lives of migrants for financial gain.

“The terrain along the southwest border is extreme, the summer sweltering, and the miles of desert that migrants must hike after crossing the border are unforgivable. Our message to those trying to enter the United States illegally is the same – don’t take a dangerous trip just to be sent back. ,

However, preliminary data suggested there could be a drop in border crossings in June, with some border cities reporting so far less.

El Paso officials told the Border Report this week that the daily average of encounters has dropped to about 775, after climbing above 1,000 in April and May.

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