March Border Crossings Jump to 15-Year High
More than 171,000 migrants and 19,000 unaccompanied minors were apprehended at the southern border in March, marking a 15-year high.
The figure includes nearly 19,000 unaccompanied minors, which tops the prior all-time monthly high of nearly 12,000 in May 2019. According to the Washington Post, the surge has allowed nearly 1,000 illegal migrants—often cartel smugglers bringing drugs—to enter the United States daily without being captured.
Both Democrats and Republicans have labeled the situation a "crisis," a tag that President Joe Biden and top White House officials have rejected.