Migrants crossing the southern border of the United States hit a record high in 2023 

This marks the third consecutive record-setting year for border crossings 

Migration rates are at historic highs globally during this period 

In the 2023 fiscal year, there were over 2.4 million apprehensions at the US-Mexico border 

This figure surpasses the previous record of 2.3 million apprehensions in the previous year 

In 2021, there were more than 1.7 million apprehensions 

These statistics reflect a significant and ongoing challenge at the southern border 

Government data from Saturday revealed these alarming numbers 

The trend indicates the need for comprehensive immigration reform 

Addressing the issue of border crossings remains a critical concern for the United States