Over 1 Million Migrants at Southern Border in FY 2024, Report Reveals

According to a study that has not been publicly released, the number of illegal immigrants apprehended at the southern border in the first half of fiscal year 2024 exceeds one million.

According to the Customs and Border Patrol report, approximately 140,000 migrants were detained on the border in March. After just six months of fiscal year 2024, which started on October 1, 2023, the arrests reached 1,034,000.

According to the data, the Tucson Border Patrol sector recorded 342,000 apprehensions since October 1st, with 42,000 being the highest figure for March. There was an 85% rise from February of last year to February of this year, with 50,000 apprehensions recorded.

In March 2024, the San Diego sector recorded more than 33,000 apprehensions, somewhat higher than the previous month. At almost 30,000, the El Paso sector had the third-highest number of arrests in March 2023.

Hundreds of thousands of the detained immigrants were airlifted to places farther into the US when they were granted asylum.

The Biden administration has transported 320,000 foreign nationals to 43 different airports nationwide.  Tennessee Republican Sen. Bill Hagerty tried to propose an amendment to prohibit the use of taxpayer funds for these flights.  However, the measure was defeated 47 to 51, with all Democrats in the Senate voting to let the flights proceed.

The statistics are released at a time when the US is confronted with a historic influx of illegal immigrants, showing that more than ten million have crossed the border illegally after Joe Biden took office.  There have been almost 1.7 million documented cases of illegal immigrants fleeing capture. Under Trump’s presidency, only 415,000 people were claimed to have gotten away from 2018 to 2020.

A recent survey indicated that only 36% of eligible voters approve of Biden’s performance on the border, the lowest percentage of any issue.