# Illegal aliens
Illegal Border Crossings Surpass 2 Million
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has released its operational statistics for the month of August, and with one month to go in Fiscal Year 22, the number of illegal border crossings has reached a record-breaking two million.
US Border "Encounters" Are Now Over 2.7 Million, up 49% YoY
On Sept. 14, the Department of Homeland Security's Customs and Border Protection (CBP) division reported alarming numbers relating to what it calls "encounters." These "encounters" relate to people that the CBP has processed at the border on a nationwide basis. Most of these are illegal alien entries into the U.S.