Posted on February 17, 2022

Migrant Encounters on Southern Border Increase in January

Adam Sabes and Bill Melugin, Fox News, February 16, 2022

Migrant encounters at the U.S. southern border increased in January, and almost doubled the number of encounters from January 2021, according to a court filing obtained by Fox News.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported 153,941 migrant encounters in January 2022. In January 2021, there were 78,414 migrant encounters.

The court filing also revealed that 62,573 migrants were released into the United States in January. In December 2021, there were 178,840 migrant encounters and 173,620 in November, according to Customs and Border Protection data.