California overtakes Texas as primary pressure point in migrant crisis

California overtakes Texas as primary pressure point in migrant crisis


For the first time in 25 years, San Diego, California, has become the No. 1 port of entry for migrants

In April, Border Patrol counted 37,370 people who illegally crossed into the San Diego Sector and claimed asylum.

The Border Patrol divides the United States into 20 sectors by geography, with nine of them located on the Mexico border. After San Diego, the next highest number of migrant crossers in April came from the Tuscan Sector in Arizona, which reported 31,240 migrants. In the El Paso Sector in Texas, 30,410 migrants were reported.

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By the end of fiscal 2023, which ended Sept. 30, nearly 230,000 people seeking asylum crossed illegally into the U.S. at the San Diego Sector. In the first seven months of fiscal

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