Unaccompanied Alien Chidren

Illegal Border Crossings in August Up 68 Percent

Reversing a three-month trend, the apprehension of migrants illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico Border spiked upward in August. A massive increase across the southwest border moved the number of arrests to record levels.

Ajo Station Border Patrol agents arrest a group of 163 migrants near Lukeville, Arizona. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

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.

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