CBP picked up a record number of children at the southern border in March
U.S. authorities picked up a record number of unaccompanied children —nearly 19,000— at the southern border in March, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement on Thursday.
Why it matters: Crossings of unaccompanied minors are on the rise and are expected to continue for months, possibly reaching as many as 26,000 by September, Axios previously reported.
The previous record of unaccompanied minors crossing the border— 11,475—dates from May 2019.
The White House has not yet responded to a request for comment.