The southern border of the United States registered a new record of detained migrants, reaching more than 2 million, 400 thousand caught in the fiscal year 2023, according to CBP.
Fiscal year 2023 ended with a new record number of migrants detained at the southern border of the United States.
According to data from Customs and Border Protection (CBP), between October 1, 2022, and September 30, 2023, 2 million, 475 thousand, and 669 migrants were detained, 4 percent more than the previous fiscal year.
Mexico remains the main country of origin, with 29 percent of the total, but its participation has decreased by 5 points compared to the previous fiscal year.
In absolute terms, the number of detained Mexicans decreased by 91.06 between the fiscal years 2022 and 2023.
While the number of migrants from Central America detained at the southern border of the United States has decreased significantly (except in the case of Honduras, which remains at almost the same level), the number of those from Venezuela has increased over time, increasing by 42 percent.
When presenting the monthly statistical report of the CBP, the dispatcher, Troy A. Miller, indicated that the attempts to cross from Mexico to the United States along the border increased in September, so the surveillance was strengthened.
In the first two weeks of October, he said, fears on the southern border decreased by approximately 20 percent, according to preliminary figures.
The CBP emphasizes that all migrants who cross the border irregularly are subject to expedited deportation procedures.
The Department of Homeland Security reported that it has deported or returned more than 300,000 people since May, including more than 45,000 family members.