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Biden Claims Border Encounters Lower Than When Trump Left Office

Claim: President Joe Biden, in a crucial press conference that could determine the success or failure of NATO, claimed that the number of people crossing the border is lower than when former President Donald Trump left office. Verdict: False. NBC News report In June 2024, 84,000 illegal immigrants were apprehended at the border. In January […]

August Border Encounters Of More Than 322,000 Highest Monthly Total In U.S. History

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes Total encounters reported at both the northern and southwest land borders in August was 304,162, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection data. It is the greatest total number of illegal entries of any month in recorded U.S. history, according to CBP data. Total encounter data excludes nearly 30,000 gotaways at the southwest […]

Arizona Border Migrant Encounters Fall to Lowest Level of Year as Election Approaches

As the presidential election approaches, immigration arrests in the Tucson sector hit a record low this year, with agents arresting just 2,900 immigrants last week, according to the district chief. Tucson Sector Patrol Chief John Modlin posted a graph on social media showing a significant decline in weekly immigration arrests. In his most recent weekly […]

Mayorkas to tout decrease in border encounters in visit to border

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is scheduled to visit Arizona on Wednesday to tout the decline in illegal immigration since President Biden took executive action on asylum procedures three weeks ago. Governor Mayorkas is scheduled to speak to reporters in Tucson. According to the Department of Homeland Security, arrests for illegal border crossings have fallen […]

CBP records fewer migrant encounters in April 2024

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced in a news release Wednesday that U.S. Border Patrol agents recorded a decrease in the number of encounters with migrants in April. In April, Border Patrol recorded 128,900 encounters between ports of entry along the Southwest border. This figure was 30% lower than in April 2023 and 6% […]

California Mayor Cites Surge In Border Encounters As Evidence Of Federal Enforcement Failure

Republican El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells cited a surge in border encounters as proof of federal enforcement failures, Newsweek reported. Wells pointed out the concerning surge in border encounters within San Diego County, noting a major shift in migration patterns and federal border enforcement efforts. He stated that San Diego County experienced an unprecedented 37,370 border encounters […]

CBP report reveals lowest March for migrant encounters; Texas crackdown continues

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released its monthly update touting a decline in the number of encounters with migrants since last month. In March, Border Patrol recorded 137,480 encounters between ports of entry along the Southwest border. Encounter rates between ports of entry along the Southwest border decreased by 45% compared to December 2023 […]