EXCLUSIVE – January, a significant drop in migrants crossing the Southwest Border caused by fugitive status

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the number of migrants who got away along Mexico’s southwest border decreased significantly in January. Officials from Border Patrol estimate that 48,000 migrants were taken advantage of in the fourth month.

The number of got-aways in January fell from the 72,000 estimated in December — a drop of 33 percent. According to the source, this increased the total number got-aways during FY23’s first four months by approximately 267,000.

According to the source, apprehensions at the southwest border have dropped in January. Around 130,000 migrants were apprehended by Border Patrol officers in nine Southwest border sections. This is down from 220,000 apprehended in December 2022 — a drop of nearly 41 percent.

Although the January month-to-month decrease is notable, it still represents a significant increase over January 2021. Just over 75,000 migrants were apprehended by agents in January 2021. This figure is a 73 percent increase over the January of President Joe Biden’s tenure.

The 130,000 apprehensions in January is the lowest month since February 2021 — President Biden’s first full month in office.

Breitbart Texas published earlier this month that Border Patrol agents had apprehended nearly 4.2 million migrants at the southwest border in Texas since Biden’s election. This brings the total of 4.3 millions migrants to be apprehended in 24 months. It is an average of 181,000 per month.

During the first four months FY23, more than 760,000 migrants were apprehended by agents along the border with Mexico on the southwest. This is 90 percent more than the nearly 401,000 migrants apprehended during the entire FY202 — President Donald Trump’s last full year in office.

Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior news contributor for the Breitbart Texas-Border team. Price was an original member on the Breitbart Texas team. Price is a regular panelist on Fox 26 Houston’s What’s Your Point? Talk show Sunday mornings Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX.

Randy Clark is a 32-year veteran of the United States Border Patrol.  Before his retirement, he was the Division Chief of Law Enforcement Operations. He directed operations at nine Border Patrol Stations in the Del Rio Sector, Texas. Follow him on Twitter @RandyClarkBBTX.

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