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In this Monday, June 25, 2018 file photo, a mother migrating from Honduras holds her 1-year-old child as surrendering to U.S. Border Patrol agents after illegally crossing the border, near McAllen, Texas. As NATO allies convene, one issue not on their formal agenda but never far from their thoughts is …

July Arrests of Migrant Families at Border Up 173 Percent over 2017

The U.S. immigration system saw a 173 percent increase in migrant family units illegally crossing the border in July over last year. The apprehension of Family Unit Aliens (FMUA) fell slightly from June to July but remains at Obama-era levels.

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200 Murders by MS-13 in 22 States since 2012, Claims Report

A new report from the Center for Immigration Studies reveals that the hyperviolent MS-13 transnational criminal gang has spread to 22 U.S. states. The gang accounted for 207 murders, mostly in California, Maryland, New York, and Virginia since 2012. The rapid growth of the gang is attributed in the report to the influx of Unaccompanied Alien Children from Central American countries like El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala.

Unaccompanied Minors in DHS Holding Facilities, June, 2014

More than 100K Unaccompanied Migrant Children Released into U.S. Since FY2016

Immigration officials released more than 100,000 Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) apprehended at the border into the U.S. interior since Fiscal Year 2016. White House officials state that many of the family members of these minors–mostly from Central America–paid criminal organizations to smuggle their children to the United States.

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Texas Border Migrant Processing Centers Hitting Full Capacity Again, Say Agents

Border Patrol agents in the Texas Rio Grande Valley are saying that processing centers for illegal immigrants are frequently hitting full capacity. The reports from Border Patrol agents coincide with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reports about largely increasing numbers of apprehensions illegal immigrants in South Texas.