Posted on January 2, 2024

Migrant Encounters at Southern Border Hit Record 302K in December, Sources Say

Timothy H.J. Nerozzi and Griff Jenkins, Fox News, January 1, 2024

The U.S. southern border saw its highest rate of illegal migrant encounters last month, blowing away previous statistics.

Sources with Customs and Border Patrol told Fox News Digital that migrant encounters hit a staggering 300,000 incidents in the last month of 2023, reaching a level thought unimaginable just years ago.

Between Dec. 1 and December 31, more than 302,000 migrants were documented attempting to cross the U.S. southern border.

It is the highest total for a single month ever recorded. It is also the first time migrant encounters have exceeded 300,000.

More than 785,000 migrant encounters have been reported since the beginning of the fiscal year on Oct. 1 — the highest first quarter total ever recorded.