In March, undocumented immigrants were detained at the US-Mexico border This is the highest monthly level in 20 yearsUS official sources reported on Thursday that there was an increase of 71% compared to February.
Last month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents intercepted There are more than 172,000 illegal immigrants on the borderAmong them, 18,890 minors from Central America, who arrived single, this number increased by 100% compared to February.
These data were announced on Thursday by official sources from the US government, showing the severity of the immigration crisis at the southern border of the US and the arrival of undocumented immigrants. The rise has not stopped since U.S. President Biden, Took office in January.
“In March 2021, CBP found More than 172,000 people tried to enter through the southwest border“One of the sources who requested anonymity said at a telephone news conference.
According to official data, this is an increase of 71.2% from when CBP intercepted 100,441 illegal immigrants at the border in February this year.
Of the more than 172,000 immigrants intercepted in March, 168,195 people “arrested” between ports of entryThe source said that another 4,136 people arrived at border entry checkpoints, which in many cases were declared “unacceptable.”
The number of detainees between ports of entry was 168,195, the highest in a single month Since March 2001According to official agency data reviewed by Efe, CBP arrested 170,580 illegal immigrants at that time.
An unprecedented record in two decades will increase the pressure on the Biden administration, and the Biden administration’s Minister of National Security, Alejandro Majorcas, will do so on Thursday. He visited the southern border for the third time, To El Paso and McAllen in Texas.
“Majority” of border arrests Affect adults traveling aloneThe aforementioned sources said that although there were 100% more unaccompanied minors from Central America in March than in February.
60% of the people arrested at the border in March, a total of 103,900 people, They were immediately deported by the so-called “Title 42”This measure is protected by the covid-19 pandemic, and the United States deports most of the adults who have no children or some families.
28% of those deported by “Title 42” They have crossed the border before The source said that they have been deported in the same way, and “highly recidivist” means “challenge”.
The Biden administration has been criticized because many minors across the border Stay longer than permitted by law Among the detention centers operated by CBP, these detention centers are designed for adults, not children.