(DCWatchdog.com) – More than 180,000 illegal immigrants were caught by Border Patrol agents crossing the Southern Border into the United States in July 2022.
The number represents a decline of 10% in the number of apprehended illegals at the US-Mexican border compared with July 2021, reported Breitbart Texas based on an internal document of Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) that it reviewed.
In July 2021, Border Patrol agents caught 200,658 illegal immigrants at the US-Mexican border.
The latest figure represents the first monthly drop in a year-on-year basis since August 2020 – even though there have been ups and downs monthly.
Thus, the July 2022 number of illegal immigrants is also lower compared with the 191,898 illegals detained in June, a decrease of 5.6%.
This represents a drop from the 191,898 migrants apprehended in June — a 5.6 percent decrease.
In 2021, there were about 200,000 illegal immigrants on average detained every month at the Southern Border. The average has been roughly the same in the first half of 2022, although May saw a record of almost 240,000 detained illegals.
In the 2022 fiscal year, which started on October 1, 2021, and still has two months to go, Border Patrol agents detained more than 1.8 million illegals, surpassing the number for the entire 2021 fiscal year was almost 1.660 million.
The report notes that the Del Rio Sector of the US-Mexican border has become the “busiest” of all nine sectors, with almost 50,000 detentions.
That is an increase of almost 50% compared with July 2021, when the number of apprehended migrants was 33,600.
The Rio Grande Valley Sector remained second, with 35,000 apprehensions, a massive decline compared with the 81,000 illegals caught there in July last year.
The Yuma Sector in Arizona is another one that has seen a massive increase in the number of illegal immigrant detentions, with more than 24,000 last month – compared with 14,845 migrants caught there last July.
71% of the 181,000 illegals caught at the Southern Border in July 2022 were single adults, 22% were family units, and 7% were minors.
The official monthly report of the CBP on illegal immigrant numbers is expected later this month.