CBP Nationwide Encounters by Month (2020 to April 2023)

The data clearly illustrates when the invasion started. Yes, there will always be those who attempt entry, but this administration played a direct role in the current crisis with policies that facilitated cartel operations and rewarded those who entered illegally.

Encounter data includes U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) Title 8 Apprehensions, Office of Field Operations (OFO) Title 8 Inadmissibles, and Title 42 Expulsions for fiscal years (FY) 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023.

Source: Nationwide Encounters | U.S. Customs and Border Protection (cbp.gov)