Arrests of Illegal Immigrants at US–Mexico Border Set New October RecordEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

Apprehensions along the U.S.–Mexico border in October set a new record for the month, unpublished data obtained by The Epoch Times show. Border Patrol logged about 163,000 arrests of illegal immigrants at the northern and southern borders, according to the preliminary data, which does not include Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Field Operations (OFO). Arrests at the U.S.–Canadian border are typically under 100 each month while the OFO has recorded at least 5,096 arrests per month in recent months. While the total apprehensions are down from the previous month, they established a new record for October, easily clearing the 91,410 arrests recorded in October of 1999 and well above the figures seen during recent administrations. “It’s an improvement, but it’s still four or five times the level that we saw during the Obama or Trump administrations,” Steven Kopits, president of the Princeton Policy Advisors, told The Epoch Times. Arrests under former …Read More

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