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A group of migrants from Venezuela walk between the southern border wall and the Rio Grande towards a temporary U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility in El Paso on Oct. 6, 2022.

There were nearly 2.4 million migrant arrests at the nation’s southwestern border this fiscal year - the highest number ever recorded, according to Border Patrol - but it's unclear how many represent individuals crossing because the count includes people who make repeated attempts. Read more»

A group of migrants from Venezuela crosses the Rio Grande toward a temporary border patrol processing facility on Oct. 6 in El Paso.

The Biden administration plans to turn most Venezuelan migrants crossing the southern border back to Mexico - which was previously not allowed - while also creating a pathway to bring as many as 24,000 “qualified” Venezuelans into the country. Read more»

Two buses transporting migrants from Texas arrive at Union Station in Washington, D.C., on April 21. In total, more than 7,400 migrants have been bused to the nation’s capital, and over 1,500 have been sent to New York City, at a cost of more than $12 million.

Gov. Greg Abbott announced Wednesday that Chicago is the latest destination to which Texas will bus migrants - at a cost so far of more than $12 million - a practice Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s office called “racist,” but affirmed the city’s commitment to welcoming the new arrivals. Read more»