New CBP Data Indicates Arrests Of Illegal Immigrants Near Mexico Border Is Highest Since 1986

So far, in 2021, there have been over 1.7 million illegal immigrants detained along the Mexico border, according to US Customs and Border Protection information obtained by the Washington Post and reported by MSN news. 

The number of arrests is now at levels not seen since 1986. The surge in illegal aliens began when Former Vice President Joe Biden took office, and it has not stopped since.

The White House, in Spring of 2021, tried to justify the incredible levels of illegal immigration and arrests by saying the surge is due to “seasonal” migration activity. But, this claim was put under scrutiny as the levels of illegal immigration continued throughout the summer. In July and August, over 200,000 illegal aliens were detained.

So far Former Vice President Biden administration’s preferred term for the surge is a “significant challenge,” which was the term parroted by current CBP leadership.

However, records show in 1986, the Border Patrol made 1.69 million arrests nationwide. This number does not specify where the arrests were made. Compare this number to the 1.66 million arrests made along the Mexico border in 2021.