Migrant encounters at Southern Border hit highest monthly figures ever

The CBP commissioner admitted that the number of illegal migrant encounters will likely increase

Published: May 17, 2022 3:30pm

Updated: May 17, 2022 4:03pm

U.S. Border Patrol agents encountered a record high of more than 234,000 migrants at the Southern Border in April.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection's April total surpasses March's high of more than 221,000 migrants.

Encounters in April hit the highest point in the agency's history, The Post Millenial highlighted.

CBP agents encountered an average of more than 7,800 migrants a day last month, stretching officers' resources.

While fiscal year 2021 was a record year for illegal migrant encounters, the numbers for each month of 2022 far exceed the previous year. 

Encounters increased by more than 30% last month compared to April 2021. 

CBP Commissioner Chris Magnus admitted in a press release that encounters are likely to increase after President Joe Biden drops the Trump-era pandemic immigration mitigation measure known as Title 42.

"While we will likely see an increase in encounters after the CDC’s Title 42 public health Order ends, I have a great degree of confidence that the dedicated men and women of CBP and our multiple agency partners will meet this challenge," he said.

Last year, encounters hit a high in July with more than 210,000 illegal immigrants, signaling that April may not be the highest month for illegal migrant encounters this year.

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