Posted on March 6, 2024

Migrant Encounters at Southern Border Surpass 21,000 in 72 Hours, CBP Sources Say

Griff Jenkins et al., Fox News, March 4, 2024

The U.S. may be on the brink of a potential spring surge of illegal crossings at the southern border after U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) sources told Fox News early Monday that migrant encounters have surpassed 21,000 over three days.

The 7,000-plus migrant encounters on Sunday followed similar numbers on Friday and Saturday, the sources said.

Leading the encounters from Friday to Sunday was the Tucson sector in Arizona with more than 5,400, while the San Diego sector in California was the second busiest with more than 3,600, per the sources.

The increased numbers in Arizona and California appear to show that illegal crossing traffic is shifting away from Texas {snip}


The figures, however, have followed a trend since President Biden took office: illegal border crossings dip around January and February, then tick back up in March before exploding in the spring.