In November, the number of arrests at the US-Mexico border set a new high, surpassing any in 1993. The “first increase since summer,” according to the News, which reported on the unofficial figures on Thursday. Last month, border police apprehended at least 173,600 individuals on both sides of the US-Mexico border.
According to CBP, just roughly half of those apprehended were compelled to leave the country. The majority of people deported were single adults thrown out under Trump’s Title 42 policy. According to the reports, most unaccompanied youngsters and family members seized were granted entry into the nation.
Moreover, since February, the number of arrests on the southern border has surpassed 100,000 every month, a phenomenon not seen since 2000. It helped to bring the overall number of illegal aliens captured to a new high of 1.7 million in the fiscal year 2021, which ended in September. Attempts by the Biden Administration to minimize the migratory issue have failed.
Furthermore, a federal court has ordered the Department of Homeland Security to continue a program where border crossers claiming asylum must wait in Mexico for their immigration hearings. According to the reports, 1.7 million migrants were apprehended at the US-Mexico border between October 2020 and September 2021. According to the publication, this number is higher than the 1.6 million arrested in 2000. More than 608,000 Mexican citizens were apprehended, making up the most prominent migrants, followed by 367,000 migrants from other nations in Central America.
After abandoning the Trump-era policy in January, the Biden Administration wants to reinstate the “Remain in Mexico” policy. Asylum claimants must remain in Mexico until their immigration hearings in the United States. The Mexican government must agree to the Biden Administration to revive the strategy. Between January and September of this year, about 1.3 million migrants were apprehended.