Family Unit Aliens

Migrant Apprehensions at Border Drop for Seventh Straight Month

The apprehension of migrants crossing the southwest border from Mexico fell in December. A CBP report issued on Thursday shows a drop in apprehensions for the seventh straight month following the implementation of new asylum and border enforcement policies by the Trump administration.

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehend a large group of 129 migrant families from Mexico and Central America. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

Migrant Family Apprehensions at Border Fall 90 Percent in Six Months

The apprehension of migrant families illegally crossing the border from Mexico in November fell by nearly 90 percent from the peak in May. Border Patrol officials cited closed loopholes in immigration and asylum laws as having a direct impact on the reduction of illegal border crossings by migrant families.

Ajo Station Border Patrol agents apprehend two large groups of Central American migrant families after they illegally crossed the border from Mexico. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

200 Migrants Apprehended After Crossing Arizona Border

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 200 migrants who crossed the border illegally from Mexico during a five-hour period Saturday night. The apprehensions come as cartel-connected human smugglers continue to utilize the tactic of crossing large groups to tie-up Border Patrol agents in the area.

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehend a large group of 129 migrant families from Mexico and Central America. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

REPORT: Migrant Apprehensions at Border in 2019 Hit 12-Year High

The apprehension of migrants who illegally cross the border between ports of entry hit a 12-year high during Fiscal Year 2019, a report published over the weekend reveals. Unofficial numbers show the apprehension of more than 850,000 migrants during the just-ended fiscal year.

A large group of Central American migrants exploit outdated border barriers with the aid of a human smuggler to illegally enter the U.S. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol video screenshot)

300K Migrant Children Apprehended in 2019, Says CBP

Acting U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Mark Morgan told senators on Tuesday that more than 300,000 migrant children were taken into custody by Border Patrol agents this fiscal year. This represents nearly 40 percent of all migrants apprehended so far this year.

Migrants Crossing Desert with Children in Arizona Desert - CBP Photo

Migrant Family Apprehensions in 2019 Up 469 Percent over Last Year

Apprehensions of migrant families who illegally cross the southwestern border from Mexico in Fiscal Year 2019 increased 469 percent over the same period last year. Despite the nearly 33 percent drop of migrant family apprehensions from May to June 2019, the increase in year-to-date apprehensions illustrates the enormity of the current crisis.

Border Patrol agents in Arizona continue to apprehend large groups of mostly Central American migrant families. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

Migrant Apprehensions So Far This Year Exceed Total Years for Last Decade

The number of migrants apprehended along the southwest border after illegally crossing the border so far this fiscal exceeded the total fiscal year totals for the past decade. Border Patrol officials stated. Officials stated that if the trend continues through the remaining four months of the year, the apprehensions will hit the highest numbers since 2006.

Presidio Border Patrol Station agents apprehend a group of Central American migrant families in the Big Bend Sector.

EXCLUSIVE: 3 in 10 Migrant Family Interviews Result in False Claim Findings, Says ICE

Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Matthew T. Albence told Breitbart News that agents are finding false family claims in three out of 10 migrant families interviewed at the border. The interviews are part of a new ICE program directed at detecting and prosecuting false family claims made by Central American migrants to gain entry into the U.S.

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ICE Shifts Resources to Combat Fraudulent Family Claims by Migrants at Border

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials are deploying additional resources to the southwest border to combat the number of false family claims being made by Central American migrants. Of 100 interviews conducted this month, Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) special agents say they found evidence of fraud in more than 25 percent of family unit claims.

El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 400 migrants in a five-minute period on March 19, 2019. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/El Paso Sector)

‘Breaking Point:’ Migrant Family Apprehension Up 374 Percent, Say Feds

Border Patrol officials announced that the apprehension of migrant families who crossed the border illegally between ports of entry skyrocketed by 374 percent when compared to the first six months of the last fiscal year. Agents apprehended 189,584 Family Unit Aliens (FMUA) during the first six months of Fiscal Year 2018, which began on October 1, 2018. This is up from 39,975 during the same period in Fiscal Year 2018.

EL PASO, TX - MARCH 22: In this handout image provided by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Public Affairs - Visual Communications Division, U.S. Border Patrol agents, including members of U.S. Border Patrol's BORSTAR teams (in tactical uniforms) provide food, water and medical screening to scores of …