Almost 100 thousand migrants were detained by U.S. border guards at the border with Mexico in February, writes Reuters, citing sources on Friday, March 5.
It is noted that this is the highest number of arrests in February since 2006. In particular, in February, the figure was 78,000.
According to the U.S. government, which came to the agency, only last Wednesday at the U.S.-Mexico border detained more than 4.5 thousand migrants.
On the 19th of February, the leader of the Democrats in the USA Senate Chuck Schumer informed that he and his democrats introduced a bill that would give the migrants the possibility to get American citizenship.
On February 4, US president Joe Biden during his speech at the State Department said that the USA was going to increase the quota of accepting refugees from abroad and was going to bring it to 125 thousand people this year.
The day before the American leader signed three decrees in the field of migration policy of the country, which cancel the orders of his predecessor in this position, Donald Trump. One of them concerns reuniting families of illegal migrants with children separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.
One of Trump’s ambitious projects was to build a wall on the border with Mexico. Biden put it on hold.