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FY 2022 Saw Highest Border Crossings On Record 

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection has reported the highest number of illegal border crossings in a fiscal year on record for the period ending Sept. 30, Elliot Spagat reports for the Associated Press. Migrants were stopped 2.38 million times in the last year, up 37 percent from the previous year. The jump was driven by an increase in migration from Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua—countries where, due to poor diplomatic relationships, the U.S. cannot directly deport migrants.

U.S. officials say that since the fiscal year ended, process changes have improved migration from Venezuela. Since Oct. 12, when the U.S. began deporting Venezuelans to Mexico and the Biden administration opened up a legal pipeline for some Venezuelans to apply for humanitarian parole, migration from the country has declined by 85 percent.

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