Another month, another record.
Reports of immigration encounters along the southern border have once again made history for the Department of Homeland Security – a staggering 239,416 encounters in May.
According to the latest figures, this is the highest number of refugee competitions recorded in a single month, and the total number of refugee competitions in fiscal year 2022 has exceeded 1.5 million. Issued by Customs and Border Protection. Wednesday
The border agency sought to pin the 2% monthly increase on large numbers of evictions, insisting that it had “contributed more than usual to the number of migrants trying to cross multiple borders.”
The agency said about 25 percent of those encountered had at least one previous encounter in the past 12 months.
About half of the total (42%) of May – 100,699 – were evicted under Title 42, a health policy that the Biden administration sought to repeal last month to crack down on illegal immigrants. Allows eviction from
A further 138,717 migrants encountered were dealt with under Title 8 – the Department of Homeland Security’s General Border Enforcement Policy.
This policy is subject to immigrants if they try to enter the United States without permission and cannot establish a legal basis to stay in the country.
The number of unaccompanied minors increased significantly in May – up 21% to 14,699, with the CBP taking an average of 692 children per day.
The number of affected family units also increased by 8% to 59,282 in May – although the total still shows a decrease of 32% since August last year.
The majority (69%) of all Southern Border contests – 165,200 – were single adults.
Of The largest number of migrants stopped at the border. In May – about 1 in 5 – occurred in the Rio Grande Valley sector of Texas. This number was closely watched by the Dell Review Sector.
The El Paso Sector of Texas and the Yuma Sector of Arizona also saw large numbers of illegal immigrants competing – more than 33,000 people per month in each sector.
However, as border crossing efforts increased in May, drug seizures decreased by about a quarter (22%).
In particular, cocaine seizures decreased by 22%, methamphetamine by 23%, heroin by 29% and fentanyl by 12%.
In its Wednesday announcement, the CBP insisted that existing sanctions along the US southern border have not changed and urged all migrants traveling north to suspend their travel.
CBP Commissioner Chris Magnus said in a statement: “There is no change in the current restrictions on the US border: an adult and the families he encountered on the southwestern border, where appropriate, were evicted under Title 42 will go.”
“As summer temperatures begin to rise, human traffickers will continue to exploit vulnerable populations and recklessly endanger the lives of refugees for financial gain.
“The region along the southwestern border is extremely hot, the summer heat is intense, and the migration of desert miles to immigrants after crossing the border is unforgivable. Those who try to enter the United States illegally and get Our message to them is the same – don’t make dangerous journeys just to send them back.
However, preliminary data suggest that border crossings may decrease in June, with some border towns reporting a decline so far.
Authorities in El Paso Told Border Report this week After climbing above 1,000 in April and May, the daily average of competitions has dropped to about 775.