Southwest Land Border Encounters Report

Exclusive: One Million Migrants Apprehended at Southwest Border in First Six Months of Year

According to unofficial Border Patrol reports reviewed by Breitbart Texas, the number of migrants illegally crossing the southwest border between ports of entry surpassed the one million mark in less than the first six months of Fiscal Year 24. The milestone puts the Biden administration on pace for more than two million migrant apprehensions for the third consecutive year.

Migrants Detained in Eagle Pass as Christmas Approaches. (Photos: Getty Images)

Record-Shattering 232K Migrants Apprehended in December

Border Patrol reports indicate the Biden administration will shatter the previous record for the number of migrants apprehended who illegally enter the U.S. between ports of entry in December. An unofficial Border Patrol report shows that agents apprehended approximately 232,000 migrants in the first 28 days of December. With three days to go in the month, agents could apprehend nearly 260,000 by the end of the month.

Tucson Sector December migrant apprehensions. (U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

Migrant Apprehensions Jump to 182K in Last Full Month of Title 42

Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 182,000 migrants during the month of April — the last full month of the CDC’s Title 42 migrant expulsion program. The latest report from CBP confirms Breitbart Texas’ article on May 3 revealing the third straight month of increased apprehensions along the border.


648K Migrants Apprehended in Six Months in Texas-Based Border Sectors

Border Patrol agents apprehended nearly 650,000 migrants during the first six months of the current fiscal year in the five Texas-based sectors. This is up from the record-shattering pace set last year when agents apprehended nearly 627,000 migrants who crossed the border between ports of entry.

Venezuelan migrants get in line to receive donations of clothing and food at the camp area

EXCLUSIVE: March Southwest Border Migrant Apprehensions Jump to 161K After Two-Month Decline

The short-term decrease in migrant apprehensions that followed the new Biden administration immigration policy changes came to an abrupt ending in March when agents apprehended more than 161,000 migrants along the southwest border with Mexico. The nearly 25 percent jump in March follows two months where agents averaged just under 129,000 migrant apprehensions.

Groups of migrants totaling more than 1,000 crossed the border near El Paso on Wednesday.

EXCLUSIVE: 128K Migrants Caught in February at Southwest Border — Up 31% Over Feb 2021

Border Patrol agents along the nine southwest border sectors apprehended just over 128,000 migrants in February, according to unofficial Border Patrol reports reviewed by Breitbart Texas. This is down slightly from January’s reported 128,410 migrant apprehensions in January but is up more than 30 percent from February 2021 — President Joe Biden’s first full month in office.

Three Points Station agents apprehended a group of 16 camouflage-wearing migrants near Vam

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

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