U.S. Customs and Border Protection released its March Southwest Land Border Encounters report shortly after the end of the business day on Monday. The report confirms the findings of a Breitbart Texas report from April 1, that revealed Border Patrol agents detained more than 209,000 migrants during March. The official report says 209,906 people were apprehended by Border Patrol agents after they illegally crossed over the southwest border between entry points.
The arrest of more than 210,000 people in March is an increase of 32 percent compared to that of February. This is also an increase of 24 percent from March of 2021. This is the most immigration arrests since the time President Joe Biden began his presidency at the beginning of January in 2021. This is the most reported number of March arrests since the end of the Clinton administration in 2000.
Except for in the Laredo Sector, all sectors that are located along the southwest border saw an increase of migrants arrests during March. These rises varied from 31 percent in the El Centro Sector to nearly 590 percent in the Yuma Sector. The Laredo Sector saw the same increase, with a 0.4 percent decline.
It is reported that the Rio Grande Valley Sector continues its reign as the city's busiest sector with over 245,000 arrested in Marchan, an increase of 53 percent from February 2021. It is closely followed by the Del Rio Sector, where agents arrested more than 195,000, more than a 184.5 percent rise over March of the previous year.
CBP officials announced the record-breaking Biden-era report following the close of business on Monday. CBP officials report that singles made up 76% of all migrant apprehensions. The single adult apprehension figure of 169,062 indicates a jump of 33 percent over the February report.
Unaccompanied alien children accounted for only 14,167 of all apprehensions in March. This is an increase of 18 percent over the February report. Family units made up 26,721 — which is a 42 percent increase from February.
With plans to end the Title 42 coronavirus protection protocol at the end of May, authorities are anticipating an increase in crossings of migrants.
“While we may likely see an increase in encounters after the CDC's Title 42 Public Health Order is terminated on May 23rd, CBP continues to execute this Administration's comprehensive strategy to safely, orderly, and humanely manage our borders,” CBP Commissioner Chris Magnus said in a written statement issued Monday night. “CBP is surging personnel and resources to the border, increasing processing capacity, securing more ground and air transportation, and increasing medical supplies, food, water, and other resources to ensure a humane environment for those being processed.”