Nearly a million illegal immigrants have been apprehended by United States Customs and Border Protection since October 1, 2020, and more than 170,000 were captured last month, according to new statistics from CBP, obtained by Axios.
The numbers are already the highest since 2006, with still four months left to go in the agency’s fiscal year, the outlet reported Tuesday.
“The number of migrants illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border this fiscal year is already the most since 2006 — with four months left to go,” Axios noted. “Why it matters: The numbers quantify a lingering problem. Nearly 900,000 migrants were stopped by the Border Patrol from Oct. 1 to May 31. There also were more than 170,000 apprehensions last month — in line with 20-year records set in March and April.”
Numbers have plateaued for the last several months right around 170,000, with around 6,000 illegal immigrants apprehended daily, according to CNN.
Perhaps more importantly, the CBP’s data seems to show that, while