The variety of migrants at U.S.-Mexico border on tempo to interrupt information

Rising numbers of Mexicans, Hondurans, Cubans and Venezuelans are coming throughout the U.S.-Mexico border, whereas some U.S. insurance policies could proceed to funnel migrants into hazardous terrain.

The variety of migrants encountered on the U.S.-Mexico border dipped slightly final month in contrast with the month earlier than, however continues to be on tempo to surpass final yr’s record-breaking totals, in accordance with statistics released this week by U.S. Customs and Border Safety. 

“Repeat crossers” and different components could skew the numbers considerably, making them seem bigger than they’re, however the sheer quantity and number of migrants arriving on the Southwest border are nonetheless at historic highs, stated Adam Isacson, of the Washington Workplace on Latin America, a analysis and advocacy group.

Is that this a record-breaking yr for migrants encountered at U.S.-Mexico border?

The consensus is generally sure. Border brokers and officers encountered 199,976 migrants on the Southwest border, a 4% drop from June, when 207,933 have been encountered, in accordance with the CBP statistics. However, total, 1.947 million migrants have been encountered on the border this fiscal yr from October 2021 via July. That quantity is already increased than the 1.7 million reported all of final fiscal yr, then the very best quantity on report. (Numbers have approached these heights in decades past: 1.6 million in 1986 and once more in 2000.)

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