Border Crossings Fall 50%, Easing Fear of US Migration Surge

June 30, 2023

© Bloomberg Migrants attempt to cross the US-Mexico border after the lifting of Title 42 in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, US, on Thursday, May 11, 2023. A relative calm prevailed over the weekend in El Paso, Texas, which has been receiving throngs of asylum seekers passing through neighboring Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. In New York, Mayor Eric Adams on Saturday announced the city’s first arrival center for asylum seekers. “We don’t anticipate a slowdown,” said Fabien Levy, a spokesperson for Mayor Adams, adding that the city has been receiving hundreds of asylum seekers a day. The couple and their two daughters, ages 15 and 11, said they arrived in Ciudad Juarez at 9 p.m. on May 12.