It is anticipated by the Department of Homeland Security that there will be between 148,000 and 161,000 interactions, which indicates that the total number is quite likely to exceed the previous record.
The Department of Homeland Security anticipates that throughout this year, an average of 441 unaccompanied minors will cross the United States-Mexico border and be taken into custody by the Border Patrol every day. This number is expected to remain consistent throughout the year.
The administration of President Joe Biden expects that between 148,000 and 161,000 unaccompanied teens would cross the border during the fiscal year 2022, according to information that was acquired by the Washington Examiner.
It has been reported that the Department of Health and Human Services, which is accountable for finding homes for children who are traveling alone, has provided data that illustrate its response to the influx of children. According to the laws of the United States, children of this age cannot be transported back across the border unless they were born in either Canada or Mexico.
The number of unaccompanied children met by Customs and Border Patrol in 2021 was estimated to be 112,433, which is a significant increase over this year’s estimates.