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Migrant Encounters At US-Mexico Border Hit Another Historic High

BY JENNIE TAER

 

The number of migrants encountered at the U.S.-Mexico border decreased in June but remained at a historic high, according to numbers released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Friday.

CBP encountered 207,416 migrants at the southern border, a 14% decrease compared to May. There were 92,274 migrants immediately expelled under Title 42, the public health order activated during the COVID-19 pandemic, in June.

The encounters are the highest number recorded for the month of June dating all the way back to 2000.

The number of migrants encountered in April, 234,088, shattered DHS records, followed by a record 239,416 migrants encountered in May.

 

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