October Illegal Immigrant Arrest in the US Increased by 128 Percent

According to data released by CBP on Monday, the number of migrants detained at the southern border has surged 128% since the month of October last year.

In October, the CBP reported 164,303 encounters with migrants along the southern border, a staggering increase from the 71,929 apprehensions made in October 2020.

Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras are the countries where most migrants are from.

With 45,324 migrants encountered in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) during the month, the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) is the epicenter of illegal border crossings.

Over 65,000 migrants have been encountered in the RGV sector so far in Fiscal Year 2022, an increase of 161% compared to the same period last year.

Over the same period last year, encounters have increased by 236% in the nearby Del Rio Sector.

After hitting a 21-year high in July, October saw a decrease in crossing of border for the third month in a row. Compared to September, the numbers had decreased 14% in October.

Demographic data show that migrants are accompanied minors, people from families, unaccompanied children, and single adults.

The Biden administration has maintained Title 42, a Trump-era emergency policy that saw approximately 57 percent of migrants apprehended in October expelled to Mexico or other countries.

However, according to the move of the present administration, unaccompanied children and many migrant families have not been subjected to Title 42 policy, and as a result, they are processed and released into the country (US), in many cases with a notice to file paperwork with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

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