Record high detentions of migrants at the US-Mexico border – sport news football96

According to the US, more than 1.7 million migrants have been detained along the Mexican border in the past 12 months – the highest number ever recorded.

More than a million of them were deported to Mexico or their home countries, according to US Customs and Border Protection.

Agents arrested people from more than 160 countries.

President Joe Biden’s popularity in opinion polls has declined due to, among other things, his immigration policies.

Only 35% of Americans said they approved of his handling of the issue in an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll earlier this month.

Mr Biden promised more humane immigration policies than his predecessor Donald Trump, but the U.S.-Mexico border has been in crisis for much of the Democrat’s nine-month-old presidency.

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The incarceration figures for fiscal year 2021, which ended in September, are the highest since 2000. That year, more than 1.6 million migrants were detained at the US-Mexico border. But the number hasn’t reached 1.7 million since US authorities began tracking such entries in the 1960s.

“The large number of expulsions during the pandemic has contributed to more migrants than usual making multiple attempts to cross the border,” said US Customs and Border Protection.

Those who tried to enter the US illegally came mainly from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

The largest category of all detainees were adults traveling without children – more than 1.1 million (or 64%).

At the same time, US authorities said they had encountered more than 145,000 unaccompanied children – a record number.

Almost 11,000 of these children were in government custody on Friday.
A BBC investigation of the Fort Bliss internment camp in Texas earlier this year found reports of sexual abuse, Covid and lice outbreaks, hungry children who were not served enough meat, and sandstorms that inundated the desert camps where the young people were being held .

Republicans have blamed Mr Biden’s promise to create a path to citizenship for immigrants for fueling the surge.

Mr Biden – who is making one of his regular trips to his Delaware home this weekend – is faced with questions this week as to why he did not visit the border.

The White House press secretary told reporters Friday that Mr Biden drove past the border in 2008 when he was running to be Barack Obama’s vice president.

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