‘18,000 Illegal’ Immigrants Per Day: Former Border Judge Predicts

An ex-border judge reacts to the end of Title 42 after a ruling against the Trump-era measure.
CIUDAD HIDALGO, MEXICO - OCTOBER 21:  A migrant caravan walks into the interior of Mexico after crossing the Guatemalan border on October 21, 2018 near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico The caravan of Central Americans plans to eventually reach the United States. U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to cancel the recent trade deal with Mexico and withhold aid to Central American countries if the caravan isn't stopped before reaching the U.S.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • “If Title 42 ends,” former immigration judge Andrew Arthur said. “DHS expects up to 18,000 illegal entrants per day to pour over the Southwest border.”
  • If the prediction from an influential former immigration judge proves true, that would be about half a million migrant encounters a month at the southern border, the report noted.
  • The daily estimate would outnumber the 17,000 border agents along the southern border of the U.S.

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