FACT SHEET: The Worst January Ever: Border Crisis Continues in New Year

February 21, 2023

January’s Illegal Alien Apprehensions 178% Higher than the Average of the Last Nine Years.

56,164 AVG January of FY14-FY22

156,274 JAN FY23 (JAN 2022)

Demographic Breakdown:

  • Apprehensions of Unaccompanied Alien Children smuggled to the border were up 144% compared to the average January between FY17–FY20.
  • More than 67,000 of the illegal aliens apprehended were from countries other than Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador—seven times the number in FY21 and FY20
  • This excludes 30,000 illegal aliens who were unlawfully paroled into the U.S.

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