Southwest Land Border Encounters Report

EXCLUSIVE: 72K Migrant Got-Aways in December, 212K in Last Three Months

U.S. Border Patrol officials estimate 72,000 migrants got away without being apprehended after they illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a source operating under the umbrella of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. This adds to the 140,000 estimated got-aways during the first two months of the new fiscal year bringing the total to approximately 212,000.

A Yuma Sector Border Patrol agent chases a group of migrant in an unsecured section of the Arizona border. (File Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Jerry Glaser)

EXCLUSIVE: 220K Migrants Apprehended in December Along SW Border

U.S. Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 220,000 migrants who crossed the southwest border in December. The number of apprehended migrants sets a record for December and is the second-largest month since the Clinton administration. This brings the total apprehensions for the first quarter of FY23 to more than 631,000.

Eagle Pass Station agents apprehend a single group of more than 700 migrants. (U.S. Border Patrol/Del Rio Sector)

182K Migrants Apprehended Along Southwest U.S. Border in July

Border Patrol agents apprehended nearly 182,000 migrants in July who illegally crossed the border between ports of entry. The July apprehensions report marks the first time since Joe Biden took office that the number of apprehensions dropped in a year-over-year monthly comparison.

Eagle Pass Texas

Biden DHS Publishes Record-Setting Migrant Apprehension Report After Hours

Biden administration officials in Washington waited until 8:25 p.m. on Wednesday to release a record-setting migrant apprehension report which reveals that Border Patrol agents along the southwest border apprehended more than 222,000 in May — the largest single-month total dating back to the Clinton administration. The timing breaks with prior practice of disclosing border figures during business hours and, frequently, press conference calls about new data.

Eagle Pass Border Patrol agents and Texas National Guard soldiers detain a group of migrants who illegally crossed the border into Eagle Pass, Texas. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

EXCLUSIVE: 201K Migrant Apprehensions Sets All-Time Record for April Arrests at Border

The apprehension of migrants illegally entering the U.S. between ports of entry along the southwest border set an all-time record for April arrests as agents took more than 201,000 into custody, according to unofficial sources within U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The report also reveals back-to-back months where Border Patrol agents apprehended at least 200,000 migrants.

Tucson Sector agents find a large group of migrants including 43 unaccompanied children. (U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

Migrant Apprehensions in January Nearly Doubles Prior Year

The apprehension of migrants illegally crossing the border in January nearly doubled the previous year. Agents apprehended nearly 154,000 in the last month of President Joe Biden’s first year in office. In January 2021, President Donald Trump’s last month in

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents apprehend 4,400 migrants over MLK Holiday weekend. (U.S. Border Patrol/Del Rio Sector)

Border Patrol Apprehends 1 Million Migrants in 2021

Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 178,000 migrants in June along the U.S. border with Mexico, marking the largest single-month increase since March. The increasing number of apprehensions led to a total of 1,076,242 migrants apprehended so far this fiscal year.

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents apprehend a large group of migrants in the Arizona desert. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Yuma Sector)