US Customs and Border Protection is set to report just under 2 million immigrants across the country for the recently ended 2021 fiscal year. The number of immigrants encountered by Border Patrol agents and Customs and Border Protection officers jumped 202% from the previous year’s nearly 647,000.
Customs and Border Protection officers and Border Patrol agents encountered nearly 1.96 million immigrants nationwide during fiscal year 21 that ended September 30, according to a senior source working under the Department of Homeland Security umbrella. A document from the agency reviewed by Breitbart Texas reveals the record level of migrant encounters along the US-Mexico border.
Of the nearly 1.96 million immigrants encountered, more than 1.66 million, a new Border Patrol record, were immigrants apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol agents at the southern, northern and coastal borders. This represents an increase of 310 percent from the 405,000 immigrants the previous year.
The FY21 report set a new record in the arrests of immigrants by Border Patrol agents for the nine southwest frontier sectors. The previous record for fears of 1.64 million was set in fiscal year 2000, Breitbart Texas reported in late September.
Of the nearly two million immigrants that CBP and Border Patrol encountered in fiscal year 2021, nearly 1.6 million occurred after changes in immigration and border security policy after Biden’s inauguration.
Adult immigrants made up more than 1.3 million of the total encounters, the report is expected to reveal. That’s up from just under 537,000 the year before – an increase of nearly 146 percent. Of these, more than 616,000 came from Mexico and about 315,000 from the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.
Family units represent the second largest demographic of immigrants encountered with fewer than 484,000 – an increase of more than 545 percent. More than 275,000 of these came from the Northern Triangle countries.
Confrontations with unaccompanied minors also jumped by more than 333 percent. CBP officers and agents encountered more than 148,000 unaccompanied minors – up from just 34,000 the previous year. Of these, more than 114,000 came from the Northern Triangle countries.
The above figures do not include the estimated 400,000 migrants who have “left”. The number is determined by counting the migrants who eventually escape fear after being observed by surveillance systems. Border Patrol agents also use traditional signal-cutting techniques to detect footprints. However, it is not a perfect achievement method, and sources say that the number of actual drop operations is usually higher.
In a news interview on Sept. 26, the Minister of National Security, Alejandro Mallorcas, said increasing fears is nothing new. Mayorcas told Fox News’ Chris Wallace, “We definitely see a large number here this year, but in 2019, we saw a large number. In 2014, in 2010. It’s nothing new, he says.
The statement contrasts with the fact that the total number of migrant fears along the southwestern border with Mexico is higher than any recorded annual statistic of fears, dating back to 1925 when the Border Patrol apprehended 22,199 migrants—most of them on horseback.
Editor’s Note: The numbers cited from the source are preliminary and may change slightly before the official CBP report is published.
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Randy Clark He is a 32-year-old veteran of the United States Border Patrol. Prior to his retirement, he held the position of Chief of Law Enforcement Operations, managing operations for nine border guard stations within the Del Rio, Texas sector. Follow him on Twitter @RandyClarkBBTX.