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Border Arrests Hit Highest Level Ever Recorded: Report



The fiscal year of 2021 reportedly saw a full-time record for the number of migrants detained while trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border.

According to a report in The Washington Post, more than 1.7 million migrants were detained while trying to cross the border in fiscal year 2021, which ended in September.

As the Post notes, “Border Patrol arrests have climbed to the highest level on record, according to unpublished U.S. Customs and Border Protection data.”

Republicans argue that President Joe Biden the influx of immigration began by moving to reverse the strict immigration policies of the predecessor. In addition, some Haitian migrants said they did decided to travel to the US border because they believe Biden let them stay in the country.

While Biden said during the transition that will take several months to reverse Trump’s immigration policies, he said act fast once in office to stop construction of the border wall, end the “Stay in Mexico” policy, implement a 100-day ban on exile, and reinstate other asylum restrictions.


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In June, months into the transition, Vice President Kamala Harris said the potential the migrants in Guatemala, “Don’t come along.”

“The United States will continue to enforce our laws and secure our border,” he added.

Harris said the Biden administration wants to focus on the “root causes” of immigration and “help Guatemalans find hope at home.”

However, the number of migrants crossing the border reached a 21 years high in July and sank slightly in August.

Ang Reported by the Associated Press in September that Haitian migrants who had gathered in a Texas border town to seek asylum were released in the U.S. with notices that appeared at an immigration office on an “enormous scale.”

However, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said, “If you come to the United States illegally, you will be deported, your trip will not succeed, and you will endanger your life and the lives of your family. . “

Ang AP note that there was a “massive effort to expel Haitians on flights to Haiti under pandemic -related authorities that denied migrants an opportunity to seek asylum.”

However, DHS told the outlet that migrants who are not promptly processed “can be detained or released with a notice that appears at an immigration office.

In a court filing on Thursday, the Biden administration said it is “taking the necessary steps to comply” with a court order requesting the implementation of the “Stay in Mexico” policy.


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That policy requires asylum seekers to wait outside the U.S. while their claims are processed. However, the administration cannot enforce the policy unless Mexico agrees to allow asylum seekers to remain within its borders until their cases are processed.

As the Post stars, “The policy is thought of by Trump officials as a way to prevent the release of border -crossers into the United States – and prevent deportation – by making asylum claims.”

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