U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Office of Public Affairs
Unlawful Southwest Border Crossings Plummet Under New Border Enforcement Measures
January 2023 on track for lowest monthly southwest border encounters since February 2021
WASHINGTON – Encounters of Cuban, Haitian, Nicaraguan, and Venezuelan non-citizens attempting to cross the southwest border unlawfully has decreased drastically since President Biden announced an expanded parole program for these individuals, putting the month of January on track to see the lowest levels of monthly border encounters since February 2021.