In March, US border guards arrested 210,000 migrants trying to cross the border into Mexico.
According to government figures, this is the highest monthly detention of asylum seekers in the United States in two decades and will pose challenges for incumbent President Joe Biden in the coming months.
According to Reuters, the total number of detainees in March increased by 24% compared to the same month last year, when 169,000 migrants were gathered at the border.
Biden, a Democrat who came to power in January 2021, pledged to change many of former President Donald Trump's extremist immigration policies, but has faced a number of setbacks, both operationally and politically. .
According to Reuters, according to US Customs and Border Protection statistics, 210,000 immigrants arrested in March, the figure that was revealed in a lawsuit on Friday night, is the highest monthly figure since February 2000.
Biden recently described the unprecedented record of asylum seekers on the Mexican-US border as a "crisis" and said the situation on the US border had undermined his plans to accept more asylum seekers from around the world.