71 Percent Increase of Migrants at the Border in March
“CBP continues to see a significant increase of unaccompanied children from Central America at the Southwest border, with 18,890 in March 2021 – a 100 percent increase over February.”
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced it saw 172,000 migrants at the border in March. That is a 71% increase from February.
“CBP has experienced an increase in encounters and arrests,” stated CBP Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Commissioner Troy Miller. “This is not new. Encounters have continued to increase since April 2020, and our past experiences have helped us be better prepared for the challenges we face this year. We are committed to balancing the need to maintain border security, care for those in our custody, and keep the American people and our workforce safe.”
The majority of the migrants are single adults, which CBOP must expel under Title 42. That happened to 103,900 people in March. Of those, 28% were migrants “previously expelled from the United States under the same authority.”
Unfortunately, CBP still saw an increase in unaccompanied children:
CBP continues to see a significant increase of unaccompanied children from Central America at the Southwest border, with 18,890 in March 2021 – a 100 percent increase over February.
Although less than 11 percent of encounters in March were unaccompanied children, they make up the largest demographic group of individuals in custody at CBP facilities. CBP works in close coordination with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) officials to quickly transfer processed unaccompanied children to Care Provider Facilities. As bed capacity at these facilities has expanded, the 30-day average of children transferred out of CBP custody has increased, from 276 at the end of February to 507 at the end of March.
In March, CBP encountered over 172,000 persons attempting entry along the SW border. This FY, CBP has already had over 569,800 encounters.
Press release: https://t.co/s6pObvhmjQ
Enforcement stats: https://t.co/AcdShCXjDS
SW Land Border Encounters: https://t.co/i3vbVkLjpB pic.twitter.com/v3doyPecnX
— CBP (@CBP) April 8, 2021
The Biden administration is still trying to blame it on President Donald Trump. However, Biden’s administration has had to open new facilities, including makeshift ones under bridges.
Honestly, our border has been a mess for a long time. No one is serious about immigration. What Trump did worked, but it’s all just a bandage. We need actual immigration reform. But both parties, especially the Democrats, know that would cost them voters.
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WAY off-topic: according to this report Ashli Babbitt’s death has been ruled a homicide by the DC medical examiner.
Migrants, or illegal immigrants?