The number of migrant crossings in Texas has significantly decreased, with more migrants now entering Arizona and California.

Senate Border Deal Fails: What Happens Now?

The recent Senate border deal has failed, leaving many wondering what will happen next. According to internal federal government figures obtained by CBS News, the flow of migrants crossing into the U.S. illegally has shifted away from Texas and towards Arizona and California. These two states now account for roughly 60% of all unlawful border crossings.

While overall illegal crossings along the U.S.-Mexico border have dropped since December, the geographic trends of these migration flows have also changed dramatically. The Tucson sector in Arizona and the San Diego sector in California have become the busiest regions for migrant crossings, with over 1,000 migrants entering the U.S. illegally each day in recent weeks.

In contrast, the Texas border, which is the largest of any state neighboring Mexico, has seen a significant drop in migrant crossings. The Del Rio sector, which was the second-busiest Border Patrol region in December, has seen a decrease in daily apprehensions from 2,300 to just a few hundred.

This shift in migration patterns is evident in Eagle Pass, a small Texas border city in the Del Rio sector. In December, Border Patrol held up to 6,000 migrants in an outdoor staging area in a public park in Eagle Pass. However, in recent weeks, the number of apprehensions in this area has significantly decreased.

The Senate border deal may have failed, but the situation at the border continues to evolve. It is important for lawmakers to address this issue and find a solution that will effectively manage the flow of migrants into the U.S.  

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