Border Patrol agents ended the year with another record-breaking month of illegal alien apprehensions.
More than 170,000 illegal border crossers were apprehended along the U.S.–Mexico border in December 2021, bringing the total for the calendar year close to 1.9 million, according to data from Customs and Border Protection (CBP). It doesn’t include the number of aliens who were determined to be inadmissable at a port of entry, which pushes the total beyond 2 million.
It’s three times the number of Border Patrol apprehensions in 2020.
CBP doesn’t publicly provide the data for the number of “gotaways”—those who Border Patrol detects but doesn’t capture- but The Epoch Times has been told it was about 600,000 for 2021. It’s impossible to estimate how many illegal aliens weren’t detected and are in the country. Read more…