In 2021, the largest number of illegal immigrants in the last 35 years was arrested at the US border
Illegal immigration to the United States is breaking records, with Border Patrol arrests in fiscal 2021 reaching their highest level since 1986, according to a new report. New York Post.
Data from the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) show that illegal immigration has skyrocketed during the reign of US President Joe Biden.
Mexico was the largest source of illegal immigration during the fiscal year, according to the data, with over 608 Mexican citizens arrested by border patrols. This number exceeds the average number of detentions at the border from 000 to 2012 - 2020 people.
The second largest source of illegal immigrants belongs to the “other” category and includes Haitians, Venezuelans, Ecuadorians, Cubans, Brazilians and immigrants from several other countries - in total, about 367 people were arrested.
The Border Patrol also made about 309 arrests of Honduran illegal immigrants, 000 Guatemalans and almost 279 El Salvadorian migrants.
In total, since Biden took office in January, the agency has made more than 1,3 million arrests of illegal immigrants along the southern border. The number of border arrests in fiscal 2021 - over 1,7 million - is the second-highest annual rate on record, according to the report.
Border patrol agents witnessed the largest number of arrests in July and August, when they took into custody over 200 illegal immigrants. The number was closely monitored last month, when authorities arrested some 000 migrants, according to the CBP.
In 1986, border patrol agents made 1,69 million arrests nationwide. The CBP figures do not indicate how many were produced along the southern border or elsewhere in the US. Of the 1,7 million detainees in fiscal 2021, 1,66 million were caught along the Mexican border, according to the report.
With the growing number of border arrests, CBP data does point to a decline in cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine seizures.
At the other end of the Mexican border, the sector of the Rio Grande Valley has the highest number of vehicles, with about 549 people detained in the Del Rio sector, of whom 000 were arrested.
In September, Del Rio experienced a massive influx of illegal immigrants, many of whom turned out to be Haitians.
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By some estimates, when they crossed the Rio Grande, there were about 15 migrants living in the city at the same time, who camped under the Del Rio International Bridge.
Officials have asked the administration for help, citing a shortage of border personnel and concerns about security.
The Biden administration has faced backlash on its actions on the border crisis since January.
Most recently, the president received a flurry of criticism after The Post reported that planes carrying migrants were secretly flowing into the suburbs of New York.
The administration claimed to detain and deport as many immigrants as possible, but the Department of Homeland Security does not have the resources to apprehend every person who entered the United States illegally.
According to a report on Wednesday, October 20, 61 percent of the 1,7 million detainees have been expelled. The deportation of migrants has led to an increase in repeated border crossings, with the relapse rate recently reaching more than 25%.
The agency is expected to release complete data for fiscal 2021 this week.
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