CBP exceeds 2 million migrants detained for the first time during fiscal year 2022

The number of border arrests increased slightly from July to August, totaling more than 2.1 million in the first 11 months of fiscal year 2022.

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The Office of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that about 2.5 million undocumented migrants were apprehended at US borders in the first 11 months of fiscal year 2022, according to data released Monday.

The cumulative total of encounters or arrests recorded by CBP from October 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022 reached 2,493,723. The majority of encounters were recorded on the southern border, with a total of 2,150,244.