March 2022 southern border numbers released, worst yet for the Biden administration

The southern border immigration crisis continues to spiral out of control under President Joe Biden’s leadership.

The Daily Wire reports that a newly-released court document shows that March 2022 was the worst month of the southern border crisis since Biden became president and reversed the immigration policies of his predecessor. 

During that month, federal authorities arrested 209,906 migrants who illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border. It also arrested another 11,397 who tried to gain access to America via ports of entry despite having no authorization to do so.

The last time America witnessed this many apprehensions at the southern border was March 2000. At the time, Border Patrol made 220,063 arrests. March 2022 was the worst month since Biden took over.

It’ll get worse

The court document also reveals that, in March 2022, the federal government used Title 42 to expel 109,549 of those immigrants who illegally crossed into America. 80,116 were released into America as part of the catch-and-released policy that the Biden administration has reimplemented.

The Title 42 expulsions, though, are particularly significant.

Title 42 is the Trump-era policy that the federal government has used to expel illegal immigrants during the coronavirus pandemic. Title 42 is scheduled to come to an end on May 23, and the Biden administration has signaled that it will not stop it from doing so.

Accordingly, the Biden administration is expecting a southern border surge from the roughly 8,000 crossings that have been happening each day to perhaps even more than 18,000 crossings per day.

2022 v. 2021

Fox News’s Bill Melugin did some comparing and contrasting of the southern border numbers during the first six months of Fiscal Year 2022 with the numbers from the first six months of Fiscal Year 2021. It ought to be noted that the time period begins in October.

Thus far, Melugin reports that there have been 1,026,460 encounters between Border Patrol agents and illegal immigrants during the first six months of Fiscal Year 2022. In contrast, there were only 570,826 such encounters during the first six months of FY 2021.

“This means the first 6 months of FY’22 are up 79% over the first 6 months of FY’21,” Melugin reports.

What this also means is that America is on pace to see over 2 million encounters this year, a staggering figure.

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