US Encounters Over 221,000 Migrants on Southern Border in March, Sets New Record - CBP

© AP Photo / Eugene GarciaIn this Thursday, June 10, 2021, file photo, a pair of migrant families from Brazil pass through a gap in the border wall to reach the United States after crossing from Mexico to Yuma, Ariz., to seek asylum.
In this Thursday, June 10, 2021, file photo, a pair of migrant families from Brazil pass through a gap in the border wall to reach the United States after crossing from Mexico to Yuma, Ariz., to seek asylum. - Sputnik International, 1920, 18.04.2022
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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US immigration enforcement apprehended more than 221,000 migrants on the southern border in March, breaking a 22-year monthly record, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said.
CBP reported on Monday that 221,303 migrants were apprehended on the US southern border in March, breaking the monthly high record set in March 2000 when 220,063 migrants were apprehended on the US-Mexico border.
A majority of the migrants apprehended in March were single adults from Mexico and other countries not categorized as Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, according to CBP data.
More than a million migrants have been encountered on the US southern border since October, CBP reported.
 Migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. from Colombia are being processed by the U.S. border patrol after crossing the border from Mexico at Yuma, Arizona, U.S., February 18, 2022 - Sputnik International, 1920, 15.04.2022
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