Posted on May 11, 2023

Border Migrant Apprehensions Top 10k for Second Day in a Row

Bob Price, Breitbart, May 10, 2023

Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 20,000 migrants in the past two days who crossed the southwest border with Mexico between ports of entry. Tuesday was the second day in a row where the apprehension rate topped 10,000 per day as the end of Title 42 approached on Thursday.

On Tuesday, Border Patrol agents apprehended 10,079 migrants who crossed the border from Mexico into the United States. This is up slightly from the 10,062 migrant apprehensions on Monday and the 8,684 apprehended on Sunday, according to a law enforcement source.

In addition to the more than 20,000 apprehensions during the past two days, Border Patrol reports also reveal that an additional 4,700 migrants are classified as known got-aways. This brings the total number of known border crossers for the two-day period to nearly 25,000 migrants.

The average daily apprehension rate increased at an alarming rate over the past two weeks as the expected end of Title 42 on May 11 approaches. During the last three days of April, agents apprehended 7,406 migrants per day, Breitbart Texas reported.

During the next week, the number of apprehensions climbed to 7,850 per day.

In response to the rapidly rising number of migrant apprehensions ahead of the end of Title 42, Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered the deployment of a 545-soldier Tactical Border Force to supplement the approximately 10,000 Texas Nation Guard soldiers and airmen already deployed under Operation Lone Star, Breitbart Texas reported.