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Total Border Apprehensions Up for 5th Straight Month

Total apprehension of illegal aliens along our country’s southwestern border increased for the fifth consecutive month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials reported. It was the tenth month that reported increases over the previous month in the past year.

Feds Pull Agents Off Open Border to ‘Process’ Alien Surge

The reassignment of U.S. Border Patrol agents to the Rio Grande Valley Sector announced on Saturday will leave other areas of the border less secure. Agents are being reallocated to assist with a growing surge of immigrants from Mexico and Central America.

Surge Continues: 34,463 Illegals Apprehended at the Border in June

The total of 34,463 apprehensions in June — an indicator of attempted illegal entries — exceeded the 29,388 apprehensions exactly a year ago in June 2015. The number of “family units” or adults traveling with minors as well as unaccompanied minors were also at elevated levels last month.

Report: Feds Handed Border Surge Minors to Abusive Sponsors

Overwhelmed by the surge of illegal immigrant youths at the U.S.-Mexico border, federal officials lowered safety standards and inadvertently placed unaccompanied minors in sponsors’ homes where they were abused, according to an Associated Press investigation.