Arrests at the Southwest border of migrants from China, India, and other distant countries have tripled.
Nov. 4, 2023 5:30 am ET
Hundreds of thousands of migrants from all over the world are making their way to the Southwest border, with U.S. and Mexican authorities reporting a surge in apprehensions of people from Asia and Africa as human smuggling networks widen their reach across the globe.
Arrests at the Southwest border of migrants from China, India, and other distant countries, including Mauritania and Senegal, tripled to 214,000 during the fiscal year that ended in September from 70,000 in the previous fiscal year, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection data.
Fewer than 19,000 migrants from Asia and Africa were apprehended in the fiscal year ending September 2021.
Source: The Wall Street Journal