August: Border apprehension rates finally declined slightly
CBP (Customs and Border Protection), one of the entities in charge of enforcing immigration law in the border territory, recently released border apprehension figures from August and, to the surprise of many, they finally decreased slightly.
This agency, which is a branch of DHS (Department of Homeland Security), releases on a monthly basis the number of undocumented immigrants apprehended in the border territory, who try to enter the US without prior authorization. CBP usually divides border encounters among family units, single adults and unaccompanied minors.
In August, border forces reported a total of 208,887 encounters, a decrease of 2.8% compared to July, when border forces reported a total of 213,534 encounters. This figure would seem to be quite low, but it actually represents progress for the border situation and primarily for the Biden administration.
- In March, CBP reported 173,281 border encounters and since then, the number gradually increased through July (3% in April, 0.99% in May, 4% in June and 12% in July). Thus, August is the first month in which border apprehension rates have decreased in a six-month period.
- According to official figures, the number that decreased the most in August was that of single adults.
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Border encounter numbers continue to decline in September
Aside from the fact that border apprehension rates decreased slightly in August, it is also important to mention that the number of border encounters per day has also decreased during the first few weeks of September.
In fact, in one of our most recent articles we discussed CBP’s partial figures for September (first two weeks of the month), which reveal that there has been a 15% decrease in daily border apprehension rates, compared to August.
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Positive news for the Biden administration
The fact that border apprehension rates are declining is truly positive news for the Biden administration, which has used every tool at its disposal to improve the border situation and stem the surge of illegal crossings.
Therefore, it is imperative that the numbers continue to decline so that the Biden administration can make progress with respect to the immigration system and fulfill many of its promises that are in limbo due to the border situation.
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