U. S. Customs and Border Protection has released the April 2024 Monthly Update.

During the month of April 2024, the U. S. Border Patrol recorded 128,900 encounters between ports of entry along the southwest border. That is 6 percent lower than March 2024 and 30 percent lower than April 2023. 

The Department of Homeland Security removed or returned over 720,000 individuals, the vast majority of them having crossed the southwest border, who did not establish a legal basis to remain in the United States. 

Nationwide in April, cocaine seizures increased by 95 percent compared to March. CBP also seized over 11,400 pounds of fentanyl. That's more fentanyl  nationwide between the start of fiscal year 2023 through April 2024 than the previous five fiscal years combined.