Migrant Encounters At Southern Border Top 1 Million In Just Five Months

TOPSHOT - Latin American migrants take part in a caravan towards the border with the United States, in Huehuetan, Chiapas state, Mexico, on June 7, 2022. - President Joe Biden's plans to reboot US engagement with Latin America -- especially on critical topics like migration -- took a hit after key partner Mexico snubbed a regional summit opening Monday in Los Angeles to protest Washington's exclusion of three far-left countries. (Photo by Isaac GUZMAN / AFP) (Photo by ISAAC GUZMAN/AFP via Getty Images)
  • Migrant encounters at the U.S.-Mexico border surpassed 1 million for the first five months of fiscal year 2023, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) statistics released Wednesday.
  • CBP encountered more than 154,000 migrants at the southern border in February, putting the total migrant encounters for the latest fiscal year at 1,029,953, according to the agency. In fiscal year 2022, CBP encountered more than 2.3 million migrants at the southern border.
  • The agency also recorded more than 1.7 million at the U.S.-Mexico border in fiscal year 2021 and roughly 458,000 in fiscal year 2020.
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