The number of migrants faced trying to enter the United States illegally from Mexico rose in April, exceeding all previous records over the past century, indicating the scale of the illegal immigration crisis at the border. [tweet_embed] May 17, 2022[/tweet_embed] According to a federal court document obtained by the Washington Examiner late Monday, U.S. border officials thwarted 234,088 migrants trying to enter the country illegally last month. In the first 15 full months of President Joe Biden’s term in office, federal law enforcement at the southern border has blocked more than 2.75 million people trying to pass into the United States without authorization. U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the federal agency that inspects people and goods seeking admission, said 32,288 people tried to cross at the land ports of entry but were refused. The figure is nearly three times the 11,397 figure seen in March, resulting in thousands of Ukrainians fleeing to Mexico’s northern city of Tijuana and then seeking refuge at the San Diego, CA, border. The Biden Administration has ordered CBP’s Office of Field Operations officers at ports of entry to let Ukrainians into the country despite its not doing the same for many other migrants from other countries. [tweet_embed] May 17, 2022[/tweet_embed] The rest 201,800 of the 234,088 encounters were taken into custody after crossing the border and surrendering to or being seized by Border Patrol agents. The 234,088 is the highest number on record, outpacing 220,063 at the southern border in March 2000, federal data show. CBP does not list monthly data predating 2000, when it only followed Border Patrol arrests of illegal immigrants, whereas today’s number includes illegal crossings and those denied admissions at ports. Still, the figures from 2000 are likely the highest monthly numbers since the Border Patrol was formed in 1924. The number of encounters rose by nearly 70,000 from February’s 165,000 as news spread that the Biden Administration would stop instantly replacing illegal immigrants to Mexico and other countries in the coming months. The Administration announced on April 1 that it would end Title 42, the pandemic health policy that resulted in 1.7 million migrants being immediately turned back. The policy is expected to pass on May 23, though a federal judge told last week that he would intervene to continue it. Fewer than half of those intercepted — 96,908 — were evicted under Title 42 despite the policy being in effect for another week. An additional 16,000 were removed through other procedures. [tweet_embed] May 17, 2022[/tweet_embed] Of the Border Patrol’s nine regions along the 2,000-mile border, more than half of all illegal immigrants intercepted in April occurred in Texas-based sectors. The Gulf Coast-adjacent Rio Grande Valley in South Texas saw 41,776 encounters, followed by 40,855 in Del Rio, TX. On average, Border Patrol had 11,204 people in custody each day in April, more than 200% over its legal capacity.