Friday Night Data Dump Holds Shocking News from Border Patrol

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    Authorities encountered more than 2.76 million migrants crossing the border illegally last fiscal year, the largest number ever recorded, according to newly released U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) data released as we went into the weekend.

    The record number of crossings during the fiscal year, which ended on Sept. 30, topped the 1.96 million migrant encounters the previous year, a sharp rise CBP attributed with 42% of migrants fleeing from Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba. Meanwhile migrants from Mexico and northern Central America have declined.

    The FY’22 September border numbers are more than quadruple the FY’19 numbers, which was the year Trump had his own surge at the border.