Compared with February, the number of arrests in March increased by 71%
This Arrest of undocumented immigrants in The border between the U.S. and Mexico Official US sources reported on Thursday that they reached their highest monthly level in 20 years in March, an increase of 71% compared to February.
Last month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents (CBP(English) The number of interceptions exceeded 172,000 undocumented In the border area, 18,890 minors from Central America arrived alone, a 100% increase compared to February.
The data announced by the US government this Thursday shows the urgency of the US government. The immigration crisis on the southern border of the U.S.Since President Joe Biden took office in January, the arrival of undocumented immigrants has not stopped.
According to official data, this is an increase of 71.2% from when CBP intercepted 100,441 illegal immigrants at the border in February this year.
The source said that of the more than 172,000 immigrants intercepted in March, a total of 168,195 were “arrested” between ports of entry, and another 4,136 arrived at border immigration checkpoints. In many cases, they were declared “no entry allowed.” “.
According to official agency data reviewed by Efe, the number of 168,195 detainees between ports of entry is the highest in a single month since March 2001, when CBP arrested 170,580 illegal immigrants.
that An unprecedented record in two decades Is expected to increase Pressure from the Biden administrationThe Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas (Alejandro Mayorkas) will visit the southern border for the third time this Thursday, heading to El Paso and McAllen in Texas. .
The “majority” of arrests at the border affected adults traveling alone, althoughn In March, the number of unaccompanied minors increased by 100% The aforementioned sources said that more from Central America than in February.
60% of those arrested at the border in March, totaling 103,900 expelled Immediately under the so-called “Title 42”, this measure was protected from the COVID-19 pandemic, and the United States expelled most adults and some families who traveled without children through this measure.
The source said that 28% of the people deported under “Title No. 42” had passed through the border before and were deported by the same measures. “Highly recidivist” means “challenge”.
The Biden administration has come under fire because many Minors crossing the border They stayed in a detention center operated by CBP for longer than the legal limit, which was designed for adults, not children.
The aforementioned sources assured that “progress” was being made in this regard, because as of the end of March, an average of 507 minors had left the CBP center every day, almost twice as many as the 276 minors who left the detention facility every February. ended.
Another official source at the press conference said that minors who left the US Customs and Border Protection were eventually placed in a shelter in the Department of Health and Human Services, which hopes to be “critically” in the coming weeks. Expand their containment capacity. .