The number marks a 60 percent increase from February 2021, which saw 101,099 encounters at the U.S.-Mexico border.
ICE agents made 74,082 arrests from in fiscal 2021, down from 103,603 arrests the previous year.
The administration plans to lift the Covid-inspired Title 42 policy that allowed agents to immediately expel migrants without a hearing.
Hiding the problems won’t fix them.
The Biden administration’s gestures toward border enforcement are unlikely to yield much political benefit.
The increase in overdoses attributable to fentanyl, an especially potent and addictive synthetic opioid, is largely responsible for the surge in fatalities.
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‘This is yet another example of the ruthless tactics smuggling organizations use to bolster their power and profits,’ San Diego chief patrol agent Aaron Heitke said.
U.S. authorities detained more than 1.7 million illegal immigrants at the southern border during the 2021 fiscal year.