Arrests at the United States-Mexico border rose above 2 million in one year for the first time, according to new statistics released by President Joe Biden’s administration.
Agents made about 203,500 apprehensions at the southern border in August, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported late Sept. 19. That brought the total apprehensions in Fiscal Year 2022 to 2,150,639—up 24 percent from Fiscal Year 2021, with an entire month left.
While campaigning in 2020, Biden and his advisers said he planned if elected to dramatically change the U.S. government’s approach to immigration, including ending key Trump-era policies such as the Migration Protection Protocols. He specifically mentioned, though, not wanting to end up with two million migrants crossing the border….