More than two million arrests of migrants who entered the United States illegally through the border with Mexico they were manufactured according to official statistics during the year 2021, a record level.
in the month of December 178 840 arrests were recorded, according to figures released on Monday, which takes the annual total to the highest.
The figures are a total of the number of detentions at that border and some migrants may have been apprehended twice or more during 2021.
The Republican Party immediately accused Democratic President Joe Biden and his vice president, Kamala Harris, of creating a “historic humanitarian crisis.”
“Under his leadership, cartels and smugglers are rampant, border guards are overwhelmed, and our communities are less secure,” added party leader Ronna McDaniel.
Migration flows, which declined sharply at the start of the pandemic, began to increase again before Joe Biden took office a year ago, but then clearly increased.
The Democrat initially tried to minimize them, talking about a seasonal phenomenon.
The record of arrivals this summer, with about 200,000 arrests in July and August, when desert crossings are the most dangerous, proved him wrong.
These arrivals pose a significant human, logistical and financial challenge to the Democratic administration, especially as it has undertaken not to return unaccompanied minors.
His efforts to reform the immigration system have been captured in Congress and the issue is expected to be a major issue in November’s midterm elections.