Migrant Surge Grows to 11K Apprehensions/Got-Aways per Day for Last 3 Days, Says Border Chief
Bob Price, Breitbart, May 8, 2023
U.S. Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz tweeted on Monday that 26,382 migrants crossed the border between ports of entry during the past three days. An additional 7,399 crossed and managed to avoid apprehension.
Chief Ortiz’s tweet reports that approximately 11,260 migrants are known to have crossed the border per day during the past 72 hours. Of those, agents took 26,382 into custody (8,794 per day) while another 7,399 (2,466 per day) are classified as known got-aways.
Over the weekend, the chief tweeted a seven-day report showing the apprehension of 54,951 migrants (7,850 per day) and 18,698 got-aways (2,671 per day). This averages just over 10,521 known border crossers per day.
During the past ten days, the number of migrant apprehensions per day increased by nearly 177 percent from 3,174 per day to 8,794 per day.