Arrests at U.S.-Mexico Border This Year Top One Million

Posted on AllSides July 16th, 2021
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Border Patrol agents have made more than a million arrests at the U.S.-Mexico border so far this year, already higher than any full-year total since at least 2005, according to new Customs and Border Protection figures released Friday.

Agents made more than 178,000 arrests in June, a 3% increase over the prior month.

The number of migrants traveling as families crossing the border illegally rose once more in June to around 50,000, a 23% increase over the previous month, prolonging a surge that has posed major political and logistical challenges for the...

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