March Southwest Border Migrant Apprehensions Jump to 161K After Two-Month Decline
Bob Price and Randy Clark, Breitbart, April 2, 2023
The short-term decrease in migrant apprehensions that followed the new Biden administration immigration policy changes came to an abrupt ending in March when agents apprehended more than 161,000 migrants along the southwest border with Mexico. The nearly 25 percent jump in March follows two months where agents averaged just under 129,000 migrant apprehensions.
Following an FY23 peak of 221,693 migrant apprehensions along the southwest border in December, the Biden administration announced plans to allow the Title 42 coronavirus protection protocol to be applied to certain nationalities, apprehensions fell in January to 128,913 in January. February marked the second month of decline in the number of apprehensions as agents took 128,877 into custody.
Breitbart Texas reported on March 21, that migrant apprehensions topped 1 million before the end of the first six months of the fiscal year. By the end of March, the six-month total reached more than 1,060,000 migrant apprehensions nationwide.