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247K Illegal Immigrant Border Crossings In April

FILE - Migrants wait in line adjacent to the border fence under the watch of the Texas National Guard to enter into El Paso, Texas, May 10, 2023. Senators are racing to release a highly-anticipated bill that pairs border enforcement policy with wartime aid for Ukraine, Israel and other U.S. allies, as part of a long-shot effort to push the package through heavy skepticism from Republicans, including House Speaker Mike Johnson. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection recorded nearly a quarter of a million encounters with illegal immigrants trying to enter the United States last month.

With 247,837 encounters recorded for April 2024, officials have had more than 1.9 million illegal migrant encounters so far this fiscal year, which is about 25,000 more encounters than they had during all of fiscal year 2021.

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