SW Border ‘Encounter’ Numbers for September Still Not Released, But FY2021 Expected to Set Record
Almost three weeks into October, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) still has not publicly released the number of “encounters” with migrants trying to enter the U.S. illegally at the southwest border in September.
When released, that data will provide final figures for the just-ended fiscal year, and show whether the number of apprehensions of illegal migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border in FY 2021 sets an all-time record high.
The Washington Post reported Wednesday that the September number will be 192,000 apprehensions.
If that is confirmed, then FY 2021 will account...