在六月, 34% of the encounters were of migrants who’d had at least one previous encounter in the last year.
Weeks after Biden took office
, the number of unaccompanied minors arriving at the US-Mexico border began to jump
, overwhelming the federal government’s resources and resulting in a scramble to find enough shelter space to accommodate them
In the months that followed
, the administration was able to decrease the time children were spending in jail-like Border Patrol facilities
, which had reached
133 hours in March
— well over the 72-hour legal limit
At the end of June, the average time in Customs and Border Protection custody was down to 28 小时, according to the DHS source familiar.
有线电视新闻网 reported at the end of June that more than
1 million migrants had been arrested since last October after illegally crossing the US-Mexico border
, according to two DHS officials
, surpassing the
2019 border crisis tally with three months left in the fiscal year
三月, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas estimated that the US was “on pace to encounter more individuals on the southwest border than we have in the last 20 年份。”
Most encounters in June were of single adults, but families and unaccompanied children were up from the previous month. Customs and Border Protection intercepted around 55,805 family members and 15,253 unaccompanied children in June, 从 44,639 和 14,158 在五月, 分别.
The border agency does not comment on data until it is publicly released, which is usually around the first week of the month.