United States Customs and Border Protect (CBP) reported a record number of illegal immigrants taken into custody at the United States-Mexico border in March — the most in nearly two decades, according to an official release.
That number includes 19,000 child migrants, the “largest monthly number ever recorded, according to the Chicago Tribune.
CBP released the numbers on Thursday, showing 172,331 people taken into custody for trying to jump the United States’ southern border. A chart from the Washington Post, posted to social media, shows just how shocking and unprecedented the number is compared to previous years. CBP, the outlet notes, had to “redo” the chart and “stretch the Y-axis” in order to effectively demonstrate the number of migrants.
NEW: CBP has published March numbers showing 172,331 taken into custody, the most in nearly two decades.
— Nick Miroff (@NickMiroff)