Posted on May 3, 2023

90,000 Migrants Cross US Border in 10 Days as Panic Over Title 42 End Sets In

Mary Ann Martinez, New York Post, May 1, 2023

Over 73,000 migrants crossed the southern border in the last 10 days according to the US Border Patrol — who admitted a further 17,000 illegal “gotaways” avoided detection and entered the country as things reach a fever pitch ahead of the end of Title 42 on May 11.

22,220 people had been apprehended at all US borders in the last 72 hours, tweeted US Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz on Monday.

He also said another 51,560 migrants were caught at the border in the previous week.

Thousands of people are handing themselves in daily to agents at the southern border in attempts to claim asylum and start a new life in the US.


Customs and Border Protection confirmed in the same time frame at least 16,985 people were recorded as gotaways — who were either spotted by agents or caught by motion sensor cameras but unable to be apprehended.

Officials have said this scene provides a preview of what is to come when Title 42 ends.


In Brownsville, Texas, and surrounding areas, 6,371 migrants were taken into custody last week, the agency confirmed. The feds turned a college baseball field into an outdoor processing center, as thousands of migrants turned themselves over to authorities.

In El Paso, Texas — the epicenter of the border crisis — officials expect anywhere between 12,000 to 40,000 migrants who have been waiting on the Mexican side to cross into the city when Title 42 ends. The city has started building a third intake center for processing migrants in the city and called in extra resources to help deal with the expected influx.