Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Immigrants Traveling as Families Arrested on Mexican Border Increase 38% in October

Photo: Eric Gay/Associated Press
Nearly 51,000 undocumented immigrants were caught crossing the U.S. border with Mexico last month, the Trump administration said Friday.
Among 50,975 people arrested, roughly 23,100 were traveling as families, according to arrest figures posted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
The number of people traveling as families arrested last month—mostly from Central America, according to government arrest data—is a 38% increase compared to September. During the 12 months from October 2017 through September, or fiscal year 2018, more than 107,000 migrants traveling as families were arrested the border, a record for any fiscal year. Nearly all of those people have or are expected to ask for asylum in the United States, U.S. officials said.
President Donald Trump has repeatedly described the increasing volume of families caught at the border as a crisis. He has said the impending arrival of multiple caravans of mostly Central American migrants making their way through Mexico bound for the U.S. border constitutes an “invasion” and last month ordered thousands of active-duty military troops, mostly Army soldiers, to the border to assist U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and Border Patrol agents.
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