DHS: Border Encounters Remain Low as Biden-Harris Administration’s Comprehensive Plan to Manage the Border After Title 42 in Effect

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Executive Summary:

  • The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has reported a significant reduction in encounters at the Southwest Border following the lifting of the CDC’s Title 42 public health Order and the full implementation of the Biden-Harris Administration’s comprehensive border management plan on May 12.
  • 70% decrease in unlawful entries between ports of entry along the Southwest Border due to the combination of stiffer penalties for unlawful entry and the expansion of lawful pathways and processes.
  • Between May 12 and June 2, 2023, over 38,400 noncitizens, including single adults and families, were repatriated to more than 80 countries under Title 8 authorities.
  • Thousands more are being detained by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), with their asylum claims being processed by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) under the new Circumvention of Lawful Pathways regulation.
  • Since May 12, CBP has averaged 3,400 US Border Patrol encounters in between ports of entry per day and fewer than 300 non-CBP One Office of Field Operations encounters at ports of entry per day. The top three nationalities encountered were Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala.
  • Approximately 14,000 credible fear referrals were received by USCIS and over 11,500 credible fear interviews were completed. These numbers are set to increase as processes scale.

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SOURCE: https://www.dhs.gov/news/2023/06/06/border-encounters-remain-low-biden-harris-administrations-comprehensive-plan-manage

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