juarez city.- The President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, today visits the border area through which more than half a million migrants have crossed since October 2020, the country’s Office of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) And according to the official figures of the newspaper report.
During October and November 2022 alone, 106,561 crossings were reported through the El Paso sector, a figure representing a 260.7 percent increase from the same period last year, indicates US agency data. Another 54,000 crosses were presented in December; 307 thousand 844 in the financial year 2022 and 193 thousand 918 in 2021.
Even the dumped percentage is by far the highest for all US border territories. The area with the highest growth after El Paso is El Centro in California.
At least three of the nine border areas measured by CBP show a negative percentage in the number of crossings compared to the same period last year, all located in Texas.
In addition, according to data from the US agency, alone crossings of adults through this border increased by 35.2 percent; Families too with 13.4 per cent, while unaccompanied minor crossings decreased by 7.2 per cent during the first quarter of FY2023.
With regard to country of origin, migrants from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador stand out.
Biden’s trip to El Paso has generated national interest in the context of what is considered a border crisis in the US.
“The President looks forward to seeing for himself how the border security situation is, particularly in El Paso. He’s also very much looking forward to the opportunity to speak with Customs and Border Patrol agents on the ground who are actually involved in this mission to get their firsthand perspectives. A press conference tomorrow.
United States border officials anticipate that crossing behavior will continue to increase in this area following the expansion of a removal policy called Title 42 for people from Nicaragua, Cuba, and Haiti, and the withdrawal of Venezuelan removals through El Sector. ,
The new measure announced by Biden could allow Nicaraguans, Cubans and Haitians to begin arriving in Juárez with the intention of reaching the United States or after being expelled by the sector, as happened with Venezuelans who were stranded at the border .