January 30, 2023

The United States arrested 210,000 immigrants on the Mexican border in March, setting a record.

WASHINGTON, April 16 (Reuters) – U.S. border officials arrested 210,000 immigrants trying to cross the border into Mexico in March, underscoring the two-decade-high monthly total and the challenges ahead for US President Joe Biden in the coming months.

When 169,000 migrants were deported across the border, there was a total increase of 24% in March, with an increase in migration, with thousands of helpless children waiting for days at crowded border patrol stations for employment. Mostly in government-run shelters.

Biden, a Democrat who took office in January 2021, promised to change a number of drastic immigration policies of former President Donald Trump, the Republican frontrunner, but fought actively and politically with a large number of encroachments.

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Republicans, who believe they will gain control of the U.S. Congress in the Nov. 8 by-election, say Biden’s withdrawal from Trump-era policies encouraged illegal immigration.

Biden officials have warned that migration could rise further after U.S. health officials said an epidemic deadline order would end by May 23. This order, known as Title 42, allows for the expeditious expulsion of asylum seekers and other immigrants to Mexico. Govt-19 localization. read more

File image – Asylum seekers crossing the Rio Bravo River and seeking refuge with U.S. border guards in El Paso, Texas, USA, as seen from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico on April 13, 2022. REUTERS / Jose Louis Gonzalez

More than half of the migrants facing the U.S.-Mexico border in recent months are from traditional shipping countries such as Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. .

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Of the 210,000 immigrants arrested in March, a figure filed in court Friday night was the highest monthly total recorded since February 2000, according to pre-2000 U.S. Customs and Border Protection figures.

A further 11,000 immigrants attempted to enter a legal crossing on the southwest border in March without a valid visa or permit, the court heard.

The court heard that half of the immigrants they met in March were expelled under Title 42 order.

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Ted Hesson Report in Washington; Editing by Diane Kraft

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