US-Mexico border arrests in June are the highest in at least a decade

US border authorities in June arrested or turned away the highest monthly number of migrants at the US-Mexico border in at least a decade, according to a Department of Homeland Security official familiar with the figures and to previously published data.

They encountered around 188,800 migrants in June, 从 180,034 在五月, enough to bring the fiscal year total so far to more than 1 million Customs and Border Protection encounters. That’s more than in recent years, 包含 2019, which was labeled a humanitarian catastrophe as the number of families and unaccompanied children arriving at the border spiked.
去年, fewer migrants entered the US as 冠状病毒大流行 took hold across the globe and shutdowns were imposed.
    The number of migrants intercepted at the US-Mexico border has been on the upswing since May 2020, when around 23,000 people were encountered by Customs and Border Protection. This June was the highest monthly number since President Joe Biden took office.
      The monthly data is used as a measure of illegal migration to the US. 然而, 三月 2020 the US implemented a public health measure that allowed for the rapid expulsion of migrants at the border, impacting the number of repeat crossings. 的 Biden administration has kept the Trump-era health order, 被称为 “Title 42,in place amid ongoing litigation and a torrent of criticism from immigration advocates and some lawmakers.
        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 Marchwell 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 wason 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.