Border crisis hits new high as 302,000 immigrants processed in December

By Anna Giaritelli/ Homeland Security Reporter

U.S. immigration officials came across a staggering 300,000 immigrants at the southern border in December, making it the highest number of people encountered in a single month in history.

U.S.  Customs and Border Protection employees stationed at the United States-Mexico boundary processed an average of 10,000 immigrants daily for a grand total of more than 302,000 people processed in December, according to a Fox News report Monday.

The previous record of 269,000 encounters was set in September 2023. Prior to that, the record was 252,000 encounters in December 2022.