2.4M migrants stopped at US border in record annual high
The US saw a record 2.4 million migrants stopped at its border with Mexico in the fiscal year that ended last month — a surge fueled by asylum seekers from Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua amid deteriorating economic and political conditions in those countries.
US Customs and Border Protection announced Friday that migrants were stopped 2.38 million times in the fiscal year that ended on Sept. 30.
September marked the third-highest month of border encounters under President Biden, with 227,547 stops recorded by officials.
The swell was an 11.5% increase in border stops...