Migrant arrests in March set a Biden-era record

The arrest of migrants illegally crossing the southwest border with Mexico between ports of entry in March set a new Biden-era record, according to a source operating under the auspices of US Customs and Border Protection. . Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 209,000 migrants in March, up from just over 169,000 last March.

Border Patrol agents in the nine Southwest border areas apprehended more than 209,000 migrants in March who illegally crossed the border between ports of entry, the source who spoke to Breitbart Texas revealed revealed. covered with anonymity. This represents an increase of nearly 24% from last March, when officers apprehended just over 169,000 migrants.

The arrest of 209,000 migrants in March marks the highest number of migrant arrests for that month since March 2000 – the last year of the Clinton administration. It also breaks the Biden-era record of 200,658 set in July 2021.

Total arrests in March are also up significantly from the previous month, when officers apprehended just 158,000 migrants, an increase of more than 32%.

Officers in the three busiest areas nationwide — Rio Grande Valley, Del Rio and Yuma — apprehended a total of more than 114,000 of the 209,000 total apprehensions. The Rio Grande Valley sector apprehended nearly 44,000 migrants. This was closely followed by the arrest in the Del Rio sector of over 41,000 people and another 29,000 in the Yuma sector.

The March apprehensions brought the total in the first six months of fiscal 2022 to more than one million, Breitbart reported. The source revealed the startling number of arrests which still seem to be on the rise.

The source says nearly 8,000 migrants were apprehended on Wednesday, breaking the single-day record for migrant encounters at the southwestern border. Nearly 7 in 10 migrants apprehended since October 1 are single adults, according to the source. The source says the limited exit routes are contributing to overcrowding at Border Patrol processing facilities.

The source claims that limited removal options result in large numbers of released migrants. The only significant tool is the Trump-era CDC’s Title 42 COVID-19 Emergency Order, which could quickly deport affected migrants from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador with minimal administrative processing. . The order, according to the source, is expected to end soon and will eliminate the widely used withdrawal path.

Reaching the one million migrant mark brought another test for the agency, according to the source. With overcrowded facilities and the need to transport, treat and provide humanitarian care to many people, human resources are overstretched. Officers are no longer able to carry out routine patrols in many areas, the source claims.

Some border areas are not regularly patrolled, and the federal agency relies on state and local law enforcement to detain migrants in West Texas.

Bob Price is associate editor and main contributor for the Breitbart Texas-Border team. He is an original member of the Breitbart Texas team. Price is a regular panelist on Fox 26 Houston’s What are you getting at? Sunday morning talk show. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX and Facedelivered.

Randy Clark is a 32-year veteran of the United States Border Patrol. Prior to his retirement, he served as the Division Chief of Law Enforcement Operations, directing the operations of nine Border Patrol posts in the Del Rio, Texas area. Follow him on Twitter @RandyClarkBBTX.


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