US immigration enforcement apprehended more than 221, 000 migrants on the southern border in March, breaking a 22-year monthly record, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said.
CBP reported on Monday that 221, 303 migrants were apprehended on the US southern border in March, breaking the month-to-month high record set in March 2000 when 220, 063 migrants were apprehended at the US-Mexico border.
A majority of the migrants apprehended in March were one adults from Mexico as well as other countries not categorized because Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, according to CBP information.
More than a mil migrants have been encountered in the US southern border considering that October, CBP reported.
The Biden administration is expected to terminate the Title 42 coronavirus-related wellness policy on May 23, which is a Trump-era policy that authorized US immigration officials to immediately turn away asylum-seeking migrants at the US southern border.