Why immigrants’ fears at the US-Mexico border crossed 2 million in one year for the first time

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Migrants after being detained in El Paso, Texas, on September 12

More than two million immigrants were arrested at the US-Mexico border last year, a record number that is a political concern for the Biden administration.

According to new numbers from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the 2.15 million case concern figure is a 24% increase from the previous year.

Statistics show that the number of immigrants from Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba has increased significantly, while the number of immigrants from Mexico and the northern triangle of Central America – El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras has decreased.

In a statement, Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Chris Magnus said “failed communist regimes” were “leading a new wave of migration” across the border.

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