breaking news US: 172K Migrants Stopped At Southwest Border In March last minute news
MetiNews.Com - Highest number in single month since early 2000s.
Breaking News ! More than 172,000 migrants were arrested or detained at the US southwest border in March attempting to enter, according to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on Thursday.That is a 71% increase from February and the number is the highest in a single month since the early 2000s, said CBP, which is the largest US federal law enforcement agency under Homeland Security.While the majority were single adults and most were taken into custody between US ports of entry, around 4,000 were stopped by port officials. About 103,900 individuals were removed based on former US President Donald Trump administration's public health regulations, known as Title 42."Title 42 expulsions represented 60% of the total encounters for the month," CBP said in its statement.The number of unaccompanied children taken into custody was around 18,890 -- doubling from February to March.
."CBP has experienced an increase in encounters and arrests. This is not new. Encounters have continued to increase since April 2020, and our past experiences have helped us be better prepared for the challenges we face this year," Acting CBP Commissioner Troy Miller said in the statement."We are committed to balancing the need to maintain border security, care for those in our custody, and keep the American people and our workforce safe," he added. -
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