Fewer than half of those nabbed at the border are from Mexico
In the first six months of the year, 264,165 people were apprehended somewhere along the Southwest border, and 49.6 percent of them were from Mexico, according to data from the U.S. Border Patrol.
The map below shows the number of people apprehended, by country. Use the search bar for specific countries, or hover and zoom over the map.
The countries with the most apprehensions were:
- 1. Mexico, 131,138
- 2. Guatemala 45,604
- 3. El Salvador 44,574
- 4. Honduras 30,585
- 5. India 2,867
- 6. Brazil 1,841
- 7. Equador 1,770
- 8. China 1,498
- 9. Romania 1,307
- 10. Nicaragua 730
Also, six Canadians took the long way back home.