CBP reports massive number of migrant encounters in November as authorities struggle to keep up

U.S. Customs and Border Protection released a report over Christmas detailing a staggering number of encounters with illegal immigrants crossing into the US in November as Border Patrol agents are now asserting that they are overwhelmed and the border is out of control.

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The Border Patrol encountered 233,740 illegal immigrants in November alone and Title 42 has not ended yet. The number of migrants crossing and waiting to come over is almost apocalyptic.

“Today, even before the end of Title 42, apprehensions are eight times higher than manageable,” Brandon Judd, who is the president of the National Border Patrol Council, wrote in an opinion piece for Fox News on Dec. 20.

“The 233,740 encounters in November 2022 is the third highest monthly total on record, behind the record 241,136 monthly encounters in May and 235,785 in April,” CNS News is reporting. “It is up one percent from October’s elevated level of 231,294. But it’s up 33.68 percent from 174,845 a year ago November; and up 224.13 percent from 72,113 in November 2020.”

Illegal immigration has exploded since Joe Biden became president, but it is hardly surprising after he stated in a debate in September 2019, “I would, in fact, make sure that there is — we immediately surge to the border all those people who are seeking asylum. They deserve to be heard. That’s who we are. We’re a nation that says, you want to flee, and you’re fleeing oppression, you should come.”

“Individuals from Mexico and northern Central America accounted for just 30% of unique encounters in November, a significant drop from the 53% they represented a year ago, as more migrants arrive from a variety of other countries, including Cuba and Nicaragua,” CBP Acting Commissioner Troy Miller commented in a news release that was sent out on Friday before Christmas.

According to the CBP, the number of people fleeing “failing communist regimes in Nicaragua and Cuba” is rising.

However, Venezuelans who are part of that group, are now arriving in far fewer numbers as a result of the migration enforcement process that includes expulsions to Mexico. Encounters with Venezuelans have dropped from approximately 1,100 a day to roughly 100 a day in November. CBP claims stricter policies are working.

The breakout of the encounters in November includes 68,044 from Cuba or Nicaragua, which comprises 35% of unique encounters.

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CBP is reporting:

  • Two-thirds (67 percent) of all southwest land border encounters were single adults, with 157,202 encounters in November, a 1.3% decrease compared to October.
  • 66,984 encounters, 29% of the total, were processed for expulsion under Title 42. 166,756 encounters were processed under Title 8.
  • 59,147 encounters involving single adults (38% of all single adult encounters) were processed for expulsion under Title 42, with 98,055 processed under Title 8 (62% of all single adult encounters).
  • 7,674 encounters involving family unit individuals (12% of all family unit individuals) were processed for expulsion under Title 42, with 55,489 processed under Title 8 (88% of all family unit individuals).
  • Encounters of unaccompanied children increased 9.4%, with 13,150 encounters in November compared with 12,024 in October. In November, the average number of unaccompanied children in CBP custody was 597 per day, compared with an average of 491 per day in October.
  • Encounters of family unit individuals increased by 5.6% from 59,805 in October to 63,163 in November, which is a 28% decrease from the peak of 87,461 in August 2021.


The number of illegal immigrants is set to exponentially increase with the end of Title 42. A massive surge at the border is expected.

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