As of Thursday, of those 617,250 encounters, only 186,573 have been expelled under the Title 42 policy, leaving 430,677 who have been released into the United States.
There have also been 204,340 "gotaways" – migrants observed crossing but not reported – since October, averaging aproxximately 2,670 per day.
The El Paso and Del Rio sectors along the Texas border are seeing the highest share of these crossings, reporting 159,186 and 137,836, respectively.
Less than two weeks ago, the mayor of El Paso, Oscar Leeser, declared a state of emergency as the flood of migrants began to overwhelm the city.
The numbers of recorded migrant crossings have been steadily increasing for the last few years. This time last year there were 100,000 fewer encounters recorded, and the previous year saw just over 216,000 for the same three month period.
FY 2020, while Trump was still in office, saw a total of 458,058 for the entire fiscal year.
Since March 2020, more than 2.5 million migrants have been expelled under the Title 42 policy, which has allowed authorities to quickly and efficiently remove migrants from U.S. soil on public health grounds.
The Biden administration has been seeking to end Title 42 since as far back as May, when a federal judge blocked the administration from retiring the pandemic-era public health order.
The policy was set to expire on December 21, leading to fears of an overwhelming and unprecedented flood of migrants across the border.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled 5-4 in favor of a Republican-led request that Title 42 be allowed to remain in place for the time being.
Republican-led states along the southern border, particularly Texas, have taken the brunt of the border crisis, leading to Governors bussing migrants to Democrat-led sanctuary cities, such as New York, Chicago, and Washington D.C.
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