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1.7 million migrants illegally crossed the US border in the past year, the highest number since records began

A record number of migrants attempted to enter the United States illegally over the past year, the New York Times reported.

According to the publication, 1.7 million illegal migrants were recorded on the southwest land border, making it the highest number of illegal crossings since at least 1960, when the government first began keeping a record.

It was nearly four times higher than the previous year, with 27% of migrants stopped having been detained at least once in the previous 12 months, reported CGTN.

Of those, 1.1 million single adults were detained between September 2020 and September 2021. This group made up 64% of all illegal migrants in the past year.

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