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.

Body of Deceased Migrant in Brooks County Texas. Breitbart Texas Photo/Bob Price

Trump Administration Moves to Protect Children, Not ‘Tear Families Apart’

The Trump Administration is reportedly considering a policy change that will protect children being endangered by illegal immigrant parents and families. Administration officials believe parents who turn their children over to cartel-connected human smugglers put them in grave danger. Left-of-center media outlets decry the policy change being discussed as one that would “tear families apart.”

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REPORT: MS-13 Terrorizes Families 7 Miles from White House

Just miles from the White House, an MS-13 gang has set up shop and is terrorizing a local immigrant community in Maryland. Their stronghold persists despite efforts by the Trump Administration to reign in the hyperviolent transnational criminal gang.

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TRUMP: Deporting MS-13 Is Cheaper than Jailing Them

“Who the hell wants to take care of them?,” President Donald Trump told graduates of the FBI National Academy while speaking about the MS-13 transnational criminal gang. During his speech in Quantico, Virginia, the commander-in-chief said it was cheaper to deport the hyper-violent gang members than to jail them.

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One-Third of Recently Arrested MS-13 Came as ‘Unaccompanied Minors’

Federal records reveal that one-third of MS-13 gang members arrested by law enforcement in recent weeks could have been classified as Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) when they entered the U.S. illegally. During FY 2017, more than 40,000 UACs were resettled across the country.

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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ICE ‘Raging Bull’ Operation Leads to Arrest of 267 MS-13 Gang Members

Nearly 300 MS-13 gang members are behind bars following the conclusion of a joint international law enforcement effort led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). “Operation Raging Bull” resulted in the arrests of 214 MS-13 members and affiliates in the U.S. and 53 in El Salvador.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, left, and Texas Solicitor General Scott Keller, right, meet with members of the media at the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, April 18, 2016. The Supreme Court is taking up an important dispute over immigration that could affect millions of people who are living in …

ACLU Cannot Create a Sanctuary Abortion State, Says Texas Attorney General

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said the ACLU cannot turn the Lone Star State into a sanctuary state for abortions. His remarks follow the overturning of a D.C. district court judge’s ruling that the federal government could not stop a teenage illegal immigrant from having an abortion. The D.C. Court of Appeals temporarily stayed the lower court’s ruling from Wednesday.

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Controversy Erupts Over Unaccompanied Minor Seeking Abortion in U.S. Custody

The attorneys general from eight U.S. states are attempting to stop a foreign unaccompanied minor’s request to have an abortion while she is in federal custody for illegally entering the country. The attorneys general are supporting the federal government’s position that an illegal immigrant does not have a “right” to an abortion.

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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.

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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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Detective: MS-13 Using Kids to ‘Bolster’ Ranks, ‘Commit Violent Crimes’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The leadership of the notoriously violent Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang in El Salvador is intentionally deploying unaccompanied kids to enter the United States illegally and bolster their ranks as well as “commit acts of violence” once inside the country, a member of an FBI gang task force tells lawmakers.

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.

In this Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, photo, a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent works with a suspected immigrant entering the country illegally along the Rio Grande in Hidalgo, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Border Apprehensions Down 61% Since Trump Took Office

A new report from U.S. Customs and Border Protection indicates a significant decrease in border apprehensions along the U.S./Mexico Border of more than 60 percent since the month President Donald Trump took office. Total apprehension for March declined from the previous month by 30 percent.

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.