nov 17, 2022
Interesting to note: As CBP says an increasing number of people seeking asylum from countries incl. Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela are contributing to an increase of encounters along the southern border, the number of Russians encountered also increased by 48% from Sept. to Oct., totaling 3.8K encounters of Russians in Oct., as many are reportedly fleeing their country amid the war in Ukraine. Big Picture: Worldwide, the U.N. says a record 103M people are "forcibly displaced" worldwide (NYT).
CBP Releases October 2022 Monthly Operational Update (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
Southwest Land Border Encounters (U.S. CBP; Interactive Data Chart)
A Girl Loses Her Mother in the Jungle, and a Migrant Dream Dies (The New York Times)
Governor Abbott Orders DPS, TMD To Use Every Available Strategy To Combat Border Crisis (The State Governor of Texas)