CBP Reports Record 221,303 Encounters at U.S.-Mexico Border in March

Posted on AllSides April 19th, 2022
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection reports 221,303 "encounters" of noncitizens trying to illegally cross into the United States in March, the highest monthly total in history -- and those are just the encounters we know about.

According to CBP, the 221,303 encounters in March is 37 percent more than the 165,894 in February. Most encounters -- 76 percent -- involved single adults, a 33 percent increase from February.

Encounters of unaccompanied children increased 18 percent, with 14,167 encounters in March compared with 11,984 in February. In March, the average number of unaccompanied...

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