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Officials: unlawful entries into El Paso down since lifting of Title 42

JUAREZ, Chihuahua (KVIA) -- Since the end of Title 42 on May 11, unlawful entries along the southern border have decreased 70% from their record highs, according to statistics released by the Department of Homeland Security this morning.

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol has averaged 3,400 US Border Patrol (USBP) encounters in between ports of entry every day, and fewer than 300 non-CBP One Office of Field Operations (OFO) encounters at ports of entry every day, for a total of approximately 3,700 unscheduled encounters every day.

From May 12 to June 2, 2023, DHS repatriated over 38,400 noncitizens, including single adults and families, to more than 80 countries under Title 8. This includes over 1,400 noncitizens from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela who were returned to Mexico under Title 8. It's the first time in our bilateral history that the Mexican Government has allowed the repatriation of non-Mexican nationals at the border under Title 8, according to officials.

According to DHS, Mexicans, Hondurans, and Venezuelans accounted for 70% of the encounters per day.

The CBP One app, which DHS rolled out to provide some order along the border allowed 1,070 noncitizens to present themselves in a safe and orderly manner at a port of entry each day to be processed at a scheduled appointment time. As of June 1, CBP expanded the number of appointments available to 1,250 each day.

ABC-7 reached out to the city of Juarez to learn more about the current situation south of the border.

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