CBP Apprehended a Record 473,683 Family Units at the Border

By Melanie Arter | November 1, 2019 | 3:14pm EDT
(Photo by PAUL RATJE/AFP via Getty Images)
(Photo by PAUL RATJE/AFP via Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced Tuesday that they have apprehended 851,508 migrants between ports of entry in Fiscal Year 2019, including a record number of family units.

CBP released its FY19 southwest border migration statistics, showing that a record 473,683 family units have been apprehended.

A record number of inadmissible individuals – 126,001 – have been encountered at ports of entry. CBP also rescued more than 4,900 migrants.

CBP took more than 1.1 million enforcement actions in FY19 – a 68 percent increase over last fiscal year.

CBP arrested 976 gang members nationwide and seized nearly 101,00 pounds of cocaine – a 73 percent increase compared to FY 2018. CBP also seized nearly 2,800 pounds of fentanyl – a 30 percent increase over last year – and more than 83,000 pounds of methamphetamine – 23 percent more than FY 2018.

Almost 3,000 illicit weapons have been seized – a more than 150 percent increase from last fiscal year.

CBP has hired a total of 3,348 law enforcement personnel – a 46 percent increase over last fiscal year. CBP hiring has outpaced attrition in FY19.


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