Amid the greater than 1.7 million migrant encounters on the southern border in fiscal yr 2021, it was not simply migrants from close by international locations who tried to enter the United States – 1000’s got here from locations like China, India and Russia.

The overwhelming majority of encounters have been from close by international locations like Mexico (655,594) and Northern Triangle international locations like Honduras (319,324), the place migrants made the journey north by Mexico to the U.S. border.

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But a smaller quantity additionally got here by from different international locations, giving perception into how the southern border attracts dozens of nationalities from throughout the globe – even when they make up a fraction of the general migrant surge.

According to CBP figures, there have been 2,588 Indian nationals encountered, up from 1,120 in FY 2020. There have been 450 encounters with Chinese nationals in FY 2021, down from the 1,738 in FY 2020. 

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There have been 4,103 encounters from Russia, up from 467 in FY2020. Other international locations included Turkey (1,409) and Ukraine (676). There are an extra 20,707 migrants listed as coming from “other” international locations outdoors these listed – up from 7,047 in FY2020.

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The State Department not too long ago introduced $2 million in reward for details about a Pakistani man’s smuggling community that strikes people into the United States from the Middle East and southwest Asia for cash. The suspect can also be alleged to have provided or offered false journey paperwork to these searching for entry into the U.S.

There have been greater than 192,000 migrant encounters in September, a slight lower from the greater than 200,000 encounters in each August and July.

The Biden administration has blamed numerous elements, together with the sealing off of authorized asylum pathways by the Trump administration, however has centered on root causes in Central America like poverty, corruption and violence in Central America.

Sept. 18, 2021: Migrants camp under the International Bridge in Del Rio. (Rep. Pfluger.)

Sept. 18, 2021: Migrants camp below the International Bridge in Del Rio. (Rep. Pfluger.)

Republicans have pointed to the Biden administration’s rollback of Trump-era insurance policies that they are saying has contributed to the pull elements bringing migrants north. Those strikes embody ending the border wall building, stopping the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) and lowering enforcement of Title 42 public well being expulsions.

However, the administration has been ordered by a federal courtroom to reimplement MPP – which noticed the return of migrants to Mexico as they awaited their hearings. The administration says it believes it will likely be ready to reimplement the coverage by mid-November.