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Border Patrol reports arrests in February 2019 are highest since March 2009

  1. Original Date Announced

    March 5, 2019

    Border Patrol reports that in February 2019, it arrested 66,450 migrants at the southwest border, the highest single-month total since March 2009. [ID #377]

    CBP News Release: Southwest Border Migration FY2019
  2. Effective Date

    March 5, 2019

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Data and Reports
Subject Matter: Border
Agencies Affected: CBP


  • Politico report on the statistics

    Border agents have arrested 268,00 people since the start of the fiscal year in October — an average of 53,600 people per month, the highest rate since 2008. Administration officials laid blame on Congress and the courts for encouraging people to migrate illegally, even as Republican resistance grows against Trump’s national emergency declaration. Go to article

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