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MCALLEN, TX - SEPTEMBER 08: Families of Central American immigrants turn themselves in to U.S. Border Patrol agents after crossing the Rio Grande River from Mexico on September 8, 2014 to McAllen, Texas. Although the numbers of such immigrant families and unaccompanied minors have decreased from a springtime high, thousands …

South Texas Border Patrol Agents Arrest 110 Migrants in 2 Days

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents arrested 110 migrants in less than two days. The apprehensions occurred along the border and in stash houses. The Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector continues to lead the nation with nearly half of all arrests of illegal immigrants alone.

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.

Immigrant children play outside a former Job Corps site that now houses them, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Homestead, Fla. It is not known if the children crossed the border as unaccompanied minors or were separated from family members. Wrenching scenes of migrant children being separated from their parents at …

Ivanka Trump Donates $50K to Texas Church for Migrant Children, Says Pastor

Ivanka Trump donated $50,000 to a Texas church to help children separated from their parents at the border, according to the pastor. The president’s daughter made the donation after the Dallas-area Baptist Church announced it is working to find a solution to the “terrible immigration crisis.”

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Trump vs. Obama: Two Approaches to Migrant Families and Minors

Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump were both faced with the issue of unaccompanied minors and family units following the passage of a law by a Democrat-controlled Congress and signed by President George W. Bush in 2008. The law, intended to curb human smuggling, became a magnet for families and children to the U.S. border.

RIO GRANDE CITY, TX - DECEMBER 07: A U.S. Border Patrol officer body searches an undocumented immigrant after he illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border and was caught on December 7, 2015 near Rio Grande City, Texas. Border Patrol agents continue to detain hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants trying to …

May Arrests of Illegal Border Crossers Up 160 Percent

The apprehension of illegal immigrants along the southwest border with Mexico jumped 160 percent in May 2018 compared to the previous year. May apprehensions also increased by 1.9 percent over April 2018. The numbers increased each month this calendar year.

A Border Patrol agent apprehends illegal immigrants shortly after they crossed the border from Mexico into the United States on Monday, March 26, 2018 in the Rio Grande Valley Sector near McAllen, Texas. An estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants live in the United States, many of them Mexicans or from …

Amid ‘Migrant Caravan,’ Apprehensions Along Mexican Border Increase for 4th Month

While media focused on a few hundred “caravan migrants” in April, the number of apprehensions of people illegally crossing the U.S. southwest border with Mexico continued to increase for the fourth straight month. Following a spike in March, the number of apprehensions increased in April by nearly three percent.

U.S. Border Patrol agents search a migrant family after they crossed the U.S.-Mexico border on December 9, 2015 near Rio Grande City, Texas. The number of Central American migrant families and unaccompanied minors crossing into Texas has again surged in recent months. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Border Apprehension Totals Increase in February While Minors, Families Decrease

The number of illegal immigrants apprehended by Border Patrol agents in the southwestern U.S. increased slightly in February. At the same time, the numbers of minors and family units apprehended decreased. The number of total migrant arrests are up substantially over the same month in 2017.

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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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Family Unit Border Crossings Up 625 Percent from April 2017 Low

The number of families apprehended by Border Patrol agents grew by 625 percent from a low point in April 2017. The figure fell sharply during the first four months of the Trump Administration but has risen steadily thereafter.

Family Unit Aliens apprehended by Border Patrol agents near Mission, Texas. (File Photo: Bob Price/Breitbart Texas)

Border Crossings under Trump Back at Obama’s Numbers

The number of illegal aliens apprehended and determined to be inadmissible along the southwest border with Mexico rose again in December. The figures exceed those under President Barrack Obama in the months leading up to the surge of unaccompanied minors and families in 2014. The number of families apprehended in December 2017 rose 15 percent over the previous month.

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MS-13 Arrests at Texas Border Up 212 Percent in FY2018

The apprehension and arrests of MS-13 members in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector of South Texas are up 212 percent during the first three months of Fiscal Year 2018 over the same period in 2017.

MCALLEN, TX - MARCH 15: U.S. Border Patrol agents detain two undocumented immigrants after capturing them near the U.S.-Mexico border on March 15, 2017 near McAllen, Texas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced that illegal crossings along the southwest border with Mexico dropped 40 percent during the month of February. …

DHS Renewing Catch-and-Release in Texas, Says Border Patrol Council

Border Patrol agents say they are being forced into a catch-and-release situation again because immigration officials do not have room to house the increasing numbers of illegal aliens. The crossing figures have risen each of the past several months.

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Despite Intense Aug. Heat — Alien Families, Minors Cross Border in Dramatic Numbers

Despite the intense summer heat, thousands of illegal alien minors and families risked their lives to illegally cross the U.S. border with Mexico in August. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials reported this week that the apprehension of Family Unit Aliens (FMUA) and Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) rose by 37 and 20 percent respectively. These numbers represent the fourth straight month of dramatic increases for these two categories of illegal immigration.

MCALLEN, TX - AUGUST 07: U.S. Border Patrol agents detain undocumented immigrants after they crossed the border from Mexico into the United States on August 7, 2015 in McAllen, Texas. The state's Rio Grande Valley corridor is the busiest illegal border crossing into the United States. Border security and immigration …

Border Apprehensions Increase for 4th Straight Month

The apprehension of illegal aliens crossing the U.S. southwestern border with Mexico increased for the fourth straight month. Total apprehensions doubled from an April low and increased nearly 25 percent over July — nearly reaching August 2012 levels.

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Report: 600,000 Illegal Immigrants Live in Houston Area

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, reports claim that about 600,000 illegal immigrants live in the Houston area. The issue came up as some media outlets expressed concern about the illegal immigrants’ status in emergency shelters and their eligibility to obtain federal assistance to rebuild homes destroyed by the devastating floodwaters dumped in the storm’s wake.

As the surge of illegal aliens continues to mount in …

86 Guatemalans Arrested at Texas Border in Single Incident

As the surge of illegal aliens continues to mount in South Texas, Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector capped off a busy day by arresting one group of 86 illegal aliens and seizing more than $1 million worth of marijuana. Agents also carried out a rescue of an illegal alien lost in the brush and, unfortunately, recovered the remains of another migrant who was not as lucky. All of these incidents occurred in the RGV Sector on Monday.

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ICE Arrests 650 Obama Era Border Crossers

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers picked up 650 illegal aliens that came to the country as Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs) and Family Unit Aliens (FMUA). Operation Border Guardian/Border Resolve is a response to the surge of families and UACs that illegally entered during the Obama administration.

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Border Numbers Up 31 Percent in One Month as ‘Catch and Release’ Continues

The apprehension of illegal border crossers by Border Patrol agents jumped 31 percent in May from the previous month. The jump follows a six-month decline in apprehensions after the election of President Donald Trump. The increase comes as Border Patrol agents report “catch and release” programs are quietly continuing.

A Border Patrol agent leads juvenile undocumented immigrants after capturing them near the U.S.-Mexico border on December 10, 2015 at La Grulla, Texas.

Mexican Border Apprehensions Hit 17-year Low

The arrests of illegal immigrants crossing the southwest border by Border Patrol agents decreased again in April. This is the fifth straight month of decline. The total apprehensions of illegal border crossers hit a 17-year low.

MCALLEN, TX - SEPTEMBER 08: A boy from Honduras watches a movie at a detention facility run by the U.S. Border Patrol on September 8, 2014 in McAllen, Texas. The Border Patrol opened the holding center to temporarily house the children after tens of thousands of families and unaccompanied minors …

Trump Era: Southwest Border Apprehensions at Lowest Point in 5 Years

New information released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection reveals border apprehensions dropped in February to the lowest point in more than five years. Total apprehensions declined for the second straight month. These numbers cover the first full month since President Donald Trump was sworn in on January 20.

ROMA, TX - AUGUST 17: Immigrants from Central America wait to be taken into custody by U.S. Border Patrol agents on August 17, 2016 in Roma, Texas. Thousands of Central American families continue to cross the Rio Grande at the Texas-Mexico border, seeking asylum in the United States. Border security …

Border Apprehensions Up 33 Percent over Last Year

The total apprehensions of migrants along the U.S/Mexico border increased 132 percent over the previous year’s numbers, a new report from U.S. Customs and Border Protection revealed.