CBP Source: 155k+ Migrants Have Escaped Apprehension in 2021

Breitbart reports a law enforcement source within Customs and Border Protection reveals the number of migrants who escaped without being apprehended exceeded 155,000 so far this fiscal year. Currently, there are 1,500 “got-aways” per day along the border.

The source,  speaking on a condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak on the subject, provided Breitbart Texas with new developments in the number of migrants escaping Border Patrol apprehension. The source says the number of migrants avoiding apprehension by the Border Patrol surpassed 155,000 for this fiscal year which began on October 1, 2020. On average, over the last three weeks, nearly 1500 migrants per day avoided apprehension.

In late March, the got-away total reached more than 130,000. During 2020, 69,000 illegal migrants avoided apprehension by the Border Patrol but in just over six months of this year, the number has more than doubled. The sharpest increase occurred following President Joe Biden’s inauguration in January.

“That’s where it gets tricky,” says one Border Patrol agent who did not wish to be identified. “On a small trail, dozens can walk all over each other’s footprints, so you just do your best. Often, they’ll glue carpet to the soles of their shoes making detection even harder.”

Breitbart reports that “the increasing got-aways come as CBP reports its highest migrant apprehension totals since 2006.”

About Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith is a newcomer to Washington D.C. She met and married an American journalist and moved to D.C. from the U.K. She graduated with a B.A. in Graphics, Media, and Communications and worked in design and retail in the U.K.

Photo: VADO HONDO, GUATEMALA - JANUARY 18: Migrants, who arrived in caravan from Honduras, make their way to the United States in Vado Hondo, Guatemala, on January 18, 2021. (Photo by Luis Vargas/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

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