Posted on November 17, 2022

CBP Reports All-Time Record 230,000 Migrant Encounters at US Border in October

Anders Hagstrom and Bill Melugin, Fox News, November 15, 2022

U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported over 230,000 border encounters in October, setting an all-time record for the stat.

October’s numbers show a 1.3% increase over September, according to the CBP. Nearly 20% of those apprehended this month had tried to cross the border at least once before in the past 12 months. The border crisis has been a major problem under President Biden’s administration, with several Republican governors taking drastic measures to address the issue.

Multiple CBP sources also told Fox News that the department saw roughly 64,000 “gotaways” in October, meaning roughly 2,000 migrants slipped past border patrols every day.

Biden’s administration has insisted that the U.S.-Mexico border is “closed” despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

September itself also set a record with 227,000 border encounters.