Fri. Feb 3rd, 2023

CBP reports 164K illegal immigrant stops in October, more than double from 2020

More than 164,000 people were apprehended last month while attempting to illegally cross the US-Mexico border, according to US Customs and Border Protection — more than twice the number who were apprehended in the same month last year.

The 164,303 encounters recorded by CBP represent a 14 percent decrease from September and a 23 percent decrease from July, when 213,593 migrants were apprehended — the highest total in 21 years.

While the number of encounters is decreasing month-over-month, the October figure represents a 128 percent increase in apprehensions over the 71,929 encountered in October 2020 and a 263 percent increase over the 45,139 encounters in October 2019.

“CBP’s workforce continues to demonstrate excellence and dedication as they manage heightened travel demands on the border, facilitate a return to normal travel and trade at all our ports of entry, and manage migrant encounters in a safe, orderly, and humane way,” CBP Acting Commissioner Troy Miller said in a statement.

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