Mexican Border Arrests Hit New Record Last Year

Migrants under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program are delivered by agents of the U.S Border Patrol to agents of the National Migration Institute of Mexico at the Lerdo-Stanton International Bridge in El Paso

U.S. Border Patrol agents made about 1.9 million arrests in 2021, a record high reflecting an upsurge in attempted crossings across the Mexican border, new data show.

About 20% of the migrants arrested for entering the country illegally last year were released into the U.S. to await hearings on their asylum applications, down from about 56% during a prior surge of illegal border crossings just before the pandemic began, the data show.

U.S. Border Patrol agents made 1.9 million arrests at the Mexican border in 2021, reflecting a surge in attempted crossings; about 402,000 migrants were released in the U.S. pending asylum hearings.

Source: El Universal

Mexico Daily Post