Migrant encounters at southwest border in October about 3,000 more than in previous month, CBP

The number in October was 230,678, compared to 227,547 in September.

Updated: November 16, 2022 - 8:39am

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Customs and Border Protection had 230,678 "encounters" with migrants at the southwest U.S. border in October, roughly 3,000 more than in the previous month, the agency reported Wednesday. 

The number in September was 227,547 – 3,131 less than in October.

A record 2.4 million migrants illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in fiscal 2022, which ended in September and brought the total to nearly 4 million under the Biden administration.

The highest number of encounters in fiscal 2022 occurred in April (235,785) and May (241,136).

The 230,678 encounters last month outpaced any single month in fiscal 2021 or 2020.

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