U.S.-Mexico border encounters rise in September despite Trump restrictions

By Frank Jack Daniel and Ted Hesson.

WASHINGTON / MEXICO CITY (Reuters)-United States of America.

Over the past few months border patrol officers have brought further refugees to the southwesterly border, while additional inspections have been carried out by President Donald Trump's administration amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the latest figures from the American government.

According to US reports, the number of migrants experienced at the Mexican border increased to around 58,000 in September.

Defense of customs and frontiers (CBP).

In April that's come from a low of 16 000, as the lockdowns of COVID-19 were launched around the planet.

Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan said on Wednesday that as the coronavirus pandemic ceases, he anticipated illegal immigration to increase again.

"We anticipate to be worst, not just in Mexico but in the western hemisphere, owing to the downsizing and deteriorating economic conditions," Morgan said at Tucson , Arizona.

His administration and a large portion of his re-election bid has centered on immigrants.

In a close contest in Arizona, which was a crucial stronghold in the election on November three, Reuters / Ipsos poll published last week finds the Republican President and Democratic Remarks Joe Biden limited.

In March, the Trump administration released a public health directive that helps the Government to deport most migrants at the border easily.

After March, the CBP border control details contains more than 150,000 citizens "expelled" under the public health scheme.

According to the CBP, most of the expelled residents – 77% – were from Mexico under the current health policies.

For the whole fiscal year 2020, CBP experienced almost 401 000 migrants, finishing on Sept. 30, down by 53 percent from the previous year, the Organization said.

CBP didn't mention how many became crossers over and over again.

(Ted Hesson's Washington DC stories and Mexico's Frank Jack Daniel; Mica Rosenberg's and Orlofsky's editorials)

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