Border patrol reports 192,000 border encounters in Sept., says 26% immigrants making multiple tries

Southwest land border encounters were 192,001 in September compared to 57,674 the same time last year.

Published: October 25, 2021 10:47am

Updated: October 25, 2021 12:22pm

The United States recorded 192,001 encounters with immigrants last month along the country's southwest border with Mexico, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

The agency on Friday reported 1.7 million apprehensions along the entire U.S. southern border in fiscal 2021, which ended Sept. 30.

The agency reported 26% percent of the encounters in September involved individuals who had at least one prior encounter in the previous 12 months. Last month's overall number marked a 9% decrease compared to August.

September's figures were the third-highest month this year. Under President Biden, border encounters have jumped dramatically. Under President Trump, the highest monthly border encounters at the southwest border in 2020 was 57,674 in September 2020.

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