More Than 205K Apprehensions, Gotaways At Border In February

  • More than 205,000 foreign nationals were apprehended or reported as gotaways after illegally crossing the southwest border in February, according to preliminary data provided by a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent to The Center Square .
  • “Gotaways” describes individuals who are known and reported to have illegally entered the U.S., who intentionally evade capture by law enforcement, and who don’t return to Mexico.
  • In February, gotaways numbered at least 67,576, with the highest numbers reported in the Tucson Sector of Arizona and the El Paso Sector, which encompasses all of New Mexico and two west Texas counties. 
  • In all, apprehensions and gotaways totaled at least 205,032 last month.
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