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Migrant border arrests reached nearly 100,000 in April

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Published on May 10, 2019 with No Comments

U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested nearly 100,000 undocumented immigrants at the border in April, the second month in a row the number has topped 90,000, federal data indicate. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said officers apprehended 98,977 people between ports of entry on the southwest border, up from 92,831 in March, a 6.52 percent increase. It was a 157.89 percent increase over April 2018. Of the 98,977 apprehended, 8,897 were unaccompanied minors, 58,474 belonged to a family unit and 31,606 were single adults. Additionally, 10,167 people who presented themselves at ports of entry were deemed inadmissible in April, a drop from 10,888 in March. It also was a decrease compared to April 2018, which saw 12,925 people deemed inadmissible. Despite the increases during Trump’s first two years in office, undocumented immigration numbers are still down from figures in previous decades. Border apprehensions reached a peak of 1.6 million in 2000 and have been on a decline, reaching a low of 327,577 since then.

 

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