Published On: Mon, Aug 16th, 2021

Arrests at US–Mexico Border This Year on Track to Set Record: Expert

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The number of illegal border crossings ending in apprehension by U.S. agents is on track to set a record by the end of the year, according to a new analysis. The current record was set in 2000 under President Bill Clinton, when more than 1.6 million illegal immigrants were arrested that year after crossing the border. At this point, 2021 will “almost certainly” break that record, according to Steven Kopits, president of the conservative Princeton Policy Advisors. “Barring a major change in policy, calendar year 2021 will go down as the all-time record for apprehensions at the southwest border, and possibly by a significant margin.” Kopits told The Epoch Times via email. As of Aug. 1, there have been 1,066,831 recorded apprehensions of illegal immigrants along the U.S.–Mexico border. The decline typically seen during hot weather hasn’t happened. Instead, the number of arrests has increased every month since President Joe Biden took …

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