CBP Officials Encountered Double The Number Of Illegal Migrants At Border Compared To Previous Year

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Customs and Border Protection (CBP) statistics show that the number of encounters at the southern border for the fiscal year 2022 are more than twice what they were last year, and are predicted to keep rising.

As of the latest CBP report showing statistics through February 2022, the number of encounters at the southwest land border has been a total of 838,365. For the same time period of fiscal year 2021, that number was 397,549 total encounters. Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz announced on March 29 at the Border Security Expo that the number of encounters is expected to surpass one million in the next couple of days.

The fiscal reports for this year are updated through February. Reports for the month of March will be released in April.

Fox News reporter Bill Melugin stated that the Del Rio sector had over 2,500 apprehensions the weekend of March 26. His report also stated that the federal government has been releasing illegal migrants en mass into the local communities in that sector due to overcrowding in the Border Patrol facilities.

Newsmax border correspondent Jaeson Jones also stated that Border Patrol agents are being informed that Title 42, a section of U.S. Health Law prohibiting entry to the United States due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be lifted on March 31.

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