Migrant encounters at southern border sets new record as Biden prepares to end Title 42

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Border agents encountered nearly 235,000 migrants at the southern border in April, according to a Monday court filing, which accounts for the highest number of encounters in the history of the Department of Homeland Security.

The numbers come as the Biden administration prepares to end Title 42, a Trump-era public health order that allowed authorities to turn away migrants at the border.

Also in April, 117,989 migrants were released into the United States and 113,248 were removed. Of that, 98,908 were expelled via Title 42.

Border officials are bracing for an influx of migrants when the health order expires on May 23 if a Louisiana federal court does not hand down a ruling on its fate. In Texas, migrant groups are seen illegally crossing into the United States from Mexico daily.

A DHS source told Fox News that the U. S. Customs and Border Protection's Del Rio Sector in Texas saw 1,288 illegal crossings within the past 24 hours and such events were up nearly 150% since Oct. 1, 2021.

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