Over 185,000 illegal immigrant arrests were made at the U.S.–Mexico border in August, according to provisional U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) statistics obtained by The Epoch Times.
Some 186,424 apprehensions were made by border agents during the month.
Most arrests—about 53,400—took place in the Del Rio Sector an area of 55,063 square miles in Texas, including 245 miles along the Rio Grande River and Lake Amistad at the border.
The arrests are down slightly from August 2021, when CBP agents made 196,514 arrests. They’re up significantly from August 2020, when under 48,000 arrests were recorded, and August 2019, when just 50,684 arrests were made.
Apprehensions made by the Office of Field Operations, another subagency within the Department of Homeland Security, are not included in the provisional count. The subagency has made an average of approximately 13,000 arrests per month at the southern border over the past 10 months….https://www.theepochtimes.com/c-us-politics


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