Sometimes the CBP officials release the border crossing numbers on the fourth Friday of a five-Friday month, or as in December 2021, on the third Friday of a month in which the fourth Friday was Christmas Eve. If they'd released this on October 20, that would have been the third Friday of October, but it looks like they actually released it on October 21, which is a Saturday! See Southwest Land Border Encounters at the CBP website.
Our interactive chart here will allow you to follow the trend:
The Blaze's Andrew Chapados pointed out on October 2, quoting Bill Melugin, who has sources inside the government, that September had ”the most border encounters of all time.”
Reports have suggested that U.S. agencies experienced the highest number of border crossings at the southwest land border in a single month in September 2023, which would also push the yearly numbers past all-time records.
September had the most border encounters of all time with over 260,000, setting monthly and yearly record https://t.co/rzTC3zd4Qv— TheBlaze (@theblaze) October 2, 2023
Melugin said there were 260,000 migrant encounters—the official number is 269,735.
Presumably adding up the additional 9,735 is what took all that time. The Center for Immigration Studies' Andrew Arthur has two separate reports on it:
In addition to the worst month ever, Breitbart points out that it's the second straight year of over 2 million illegals—whom Biden won't send back.
The 2,045,838 apprehensions include nearly 1.3 million single adults, 621,000 family units, and 131,500 unaccompanied minors, the report indicates.
In contrast, during President Donald Trump’s last full fiscal year in office, agents apprehended only 400,651. During the last two months alone, agents apprehended 399,000 migrants.
CBP Confirms 2nd-Straight Year for 2 Million Migrant Apprehensions at Southwest Border https://t.co/aNrOt0XgE7— BreitbartTexas (@BreitbartTexas) October 23, 2023
The Biden Administration has been a disaster—as we predicted it would.
"The lesson? When you have power, use it. As we can see by Biden’s promises to undo all of the gains under Trump on the National Question, the Democrats have no fear of exercising this power, even if it amounts to nothing more than treason."https://t.co/hG8BKpC8Ky— VDARE (@vdare) November 13, 2020