Friday, June 7, 2019

Border crisis: May apprehensions set records, demonstrate a ‘full-blown emergency’

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has released the latest statistics for border apprehensions in the month of May, reporting another massive surge in migrant individuals and families attempting to enter the United States illegally.
CBP continues to face a worsening crisis at the Southwest border. In May, CBP apprehended or deemed inadmissible 144,278 individuals along the SWB—a 32% increase over the previous month. Details here: https://t.co/ru9AsalgPb pic.twitter.com/p8kcr5lZ7Y
— CBP (@CBP) June 5, 2019
CBP released statistics Wednesday showing that more than 144,000 migrants were taken into custody, marking a 32-percent spike from last month and more than double the average monthly numbers reported from October to February.
Acting CBP Commissioner John Sanders has described the latest numbers as “a full-blown emergency.” He added, “I cannot say this stronger: the system is broken.”
“We are in a full-blown emergency, and I cannot say this stronger: the system is broken,” said acting CBP Commissioner John Sanders.
CBP has detained more than 680,000 border-crossers in FY19, Sanders said, “more than the population of Miami.” Our story https://t.co/UbO7oKOlNW
— Nick Miroff (@NickMiroff) June 5, 2019
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