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Border Patrol reported 191,113 encounters with illegal immigrants at the southern border in November

Since the beginning of the year, 670,000 Cuban, Haitian, Nicaraguan and Venezuelan immigrants have entered the United States on parole, according to Breitbart estimates.

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CBP documented 191,113 encounters with illegal immigrants at the southern border in November, according to the monthly report published by the agency on Friday. The number of encounters has increased since October, when 188,778 arrests were recorded.

With just over a week left until the end of December, preliminary reports seem to indicate that the last month of the year will also end on the rise: in the first two weeks alone, 121,000 encounters have been reported, according to Breitbart Texas. According to anonymous official sources, the record for the entire month could exceed 200,000 encounters.

Information released Friday also reveals an increase in the number of illegal drug seizures at the border with Mexico. From October to November, they have risen by 35% .

The increase was mostly due to methamphetamines (55% increase). This was followed by seizures of cocaine (22%), fentanyl (8%) and heroin (7%).

670,000 parole entries

Some 297,000 immigrants benefited in November from the conditional parole process designated for Cubans, Haitians , Nicaraguans and Venezuelans (grouped under the acronym CHNV), which allows them to obtain work authorization if they meet certain requirements . CBP broke down this figure:

Specifically, more than 62,000 Cubans, more than 120,000 Haitians, more than 54,000 Nicaraguans and more than 81,000 Venezuelans were investigated and authorized to travel; and more than 60,000 Cubans, 112,000 Haitians, 47,000 Nicaraguans and 76,000 Venezuelans arrived and were granted parole.

The number of beneficiaries of the CHNV Parole Process and the CBP One application has exceeded 670,000 foreigners since the beginning of the year, according to Breibart calculations . That is to say, more than 670,000 immigrants entered the United States on parole.

The termination of the 'catch and release' system was precisely one of the executive actions that the speaker of the House, Mike Johnson, demanded in a letter to President Biden. Instead, he advised him to return or detain those who enter the country illegally and grant parole on a case-by-case basis, rather than allocate it to entire groups of foreigners.

Blinken will travel to Mexico

These figures were released the day after it became known that the Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, will meet with Mexican President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, to discuss the migration crisis.

At the moment, details of the agenda and the date of the meeting are unknown.