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The US arrested more than 1.7 million illegal immigrants on the border with Mexico

Arrests at the border in the last fiscal year represent the highest number in decades.

Arrests at the border in the last fiscal year represent the highest number in decades.

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WASHINGTON – USA arrested between October 2020 and September this year more than 1.7 million illegal immigrants who crossed the border with Mexico, a figure not seen in recent decades, according to data released this Friday by the Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

The CBP encrypted in 1,734,686 the total number of arrests at the border at the close of fiscal year 2021, which exceeds the record of 1986, when 1.69 million people were arrested on the edge.

That number was also above the record reached in 2000, when they were arrested. 1.67 million of undocumented people at the border.

The total for fiscal year 2021 far exceeds the statistics of last year, when the closure of land borders came into force as a health measure to contain the expansion of the coronavirus pandemic.

Fiscal year 2020 closed with 458,088 arrests, while in 2019 arrests stood at 977,509.

However, the CBP It said in a statement that the encounters of undocumented people on the southern border decreased in September compared to the previous month.

In September, he added the CBP, 192,001 people were arrested, a 9% less than in August, when the arrests totaled 209,840 cases.

Title 42 produced most arrests in the past month

Over last month, the Acting Commissioner of the CBP, Troy Miller, indicated in a statement that “most” of the detainees were deported under the Title 42, a measure that protects the expeditious expulsions of undocumented migrants found at the border under the argument of preventing the spread of the coronavirus.

Specifically, the report detailed, more than 53% of the detainees (102,673) were prosecuted for expulsion under the Title 42, which human rights organizations question since it allows deportations without considering requests for asylum or other protection of migrants.

The percentage of expedited expulsions under that standard was higher for single adults, with a 75% (84,911), and stood in a 27% when a family unit was treated, as the US authorities call family groups made up of at least one adult and one minor.

The President, Joe Biden, has decided to keep the Title 42, approved by its predecessor, Donald Trump, to deter thousands of people who have reached the border with Mexico after having left their countries besieged by natural disasters and the economic crisis caused by the pandemic.

On the other hand, the CBP noted that a 26% of all those detained in September had previously been intercepted by US immigration authorities in the past 12 months. This percentage exceeds the annual average of recidivism in the attempt to enter the country registered between 2014 and 2019, which was of 14%.

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