U.S. detained nearly 100,000 migrants at Mexico border in February

U.S. detained nearly 100,000 migrants at Mexico border in February

U.S. border agents detained nearly 100,000 migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border in February, according to two people familiar with preliminary figures, the highest monthly total since a major border surge in mid-2019.

U.S. detained nearly 100,000 migrants at Mexico border in February

The figures, which have not been previously reported, show the scope of a growing migrant influx at the southwest border as U.S. President Joe Biden, a Democrat, seeks to roll back some of the restrictive policies of former President Donald Trump, a Republican. February was Biden’s first full month in office.