CBP: Migrant encounters between ports of entry declined by 42% in January
Illegal immigration dropped 42 percent in January compared to December. According to new numbers from CBP, Border Patrol agents encountered more than 128 thousand people who tried to cross in between official ports of entry compared to 221 thousand the month before.
Acting CBP Commissioner Troy Miller said the decrease can be attributed to President Biden’s immigrant parole program that began January 5th.
Miller said in a statement: “The January monthly operational update clearly illustrates that new border enforcement measures are working, with the lowest level of Border Patrol encounters between Ports of Entry since February of 2021. Those trends have continued into February, with average encounters of Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans plummeting.”
But in an interview with Fox News this weekend, Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs says she blames the feds for the immigration crisis.
Hobbs:“Absolutely. This is an issue that the can has been kicked down the road for decades by both parties in Washington. Solving our immigration crisis could help with the economy, help with inflation. We need real solutions.”
Governor Hobbs also explained why she is expanding an Arizona scholarship program for low income students, to also provide support and in-state tuition for Dreamers. Or people whose parents brought them into the United States illegally as children.
Hobbs: “We’re talking about many students who probably came when they were infants, before they had any control over the decision and who went to Arizona schools their whole life. This is the only country that they know.”
In November’s midterm elections, Arizona voters approved a ballot measure to allow all students, regardless of immigration status, to receive financial aid and in-state tuition. For more border and immigration news, stick with Straight Arrow News for unbiased, straight facts.