Posted on October 25, 2023

7K Migrant Apprehensions at U.S./Canada Border Sector Exceed Prior 11 Years

Bob Price, Breitbart, October 24, 2023

Official numbers released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection show that Swanton Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended nearly 7,000 migrants during the just-ended fiscal year. The apprehension total exceeds the prior 11 years combined.


The Swanton Sector spans the Canadian border in northeastern New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire.

During Fiscal Year 22, the number of apprehensions was only 1,065. Compare this to the 956 migrants apprehended just in the month of September. In Fiscal Year 21, that number was only reported to be 365.


Of the 6,952 migrants apprehended, 3,747 came to Canada from Mexico and the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras (54 percent). This is up from only 718 in FY22 and 149 in FY21, the report indicates.