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Report: 210,000 Illegal Aliens Arrested at U.S.-Mexico Border in March

Michael W. Chapman | April 18, 2022 | 11:40am EDT
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In March 2022, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol apprehended 210,000 illegal aliens trying to cross the Southwest Border from Mexico, reported Reuters. That is an increase of 24% over the 169,000 apprehensions in March 2021.

The 210,000 people arrested marks "the highest monthly total in two decades," since February 2000, said the news agency.

While many of the illegals are from Mexico and other Latin American countries, some of them are coming from Ukraine and Russia. 

Back on March 25, using Department of Homeland Security data, Axios reported that nearly 1,000 Ukrainians had arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border. 

Commenting on the unsecure border, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said in a video (above), "We are seeing a human rights catastrophe, we are seeing a public health catastrophe, we are seeing a crime and national security catastrophe."

"I've asked the Senate Democrats, come to Texas and see the border, not one of them is willing to do it," said Cruz.  "They're literally turning a blind eye, and they're counting on the corporate media to cover it up."

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