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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.

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Unaccompanied Minors Illegally Crossing Border Down 23 Percent in July

The number of unaccompanied minors arrested after illegally crossing the border between ports of entry fell in July by 23 percent. The decrease follows enhanced enforcement actions by the Trump Administration and the implementation of a “zero tolerance” policy.

Border Patrol agents find 8-year-old boy abandoned by human smugglers near Mexican border. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Rio Grande Valley Sector)

Border Patrol Finds 8-Year-Old Boy Abandoned by Smugglers in Texas

Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector identified an unaccompanied minor who was apparently abandoned by family or human smugglers near the border. Officials were initially unable to identify the young boy who is unable to communicate because he only speaks a dialect they were unable to translate.

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Texas Non-Profit Migrant Children Shelter CEO Draws $1.5M Salary, Say Media Reports

The founder and CEO of a 30-year-old Texas non-profit group tasked with housing illegal immigrant children is being challenged by media outlets for allegedly taking a $1.5 million salary in 2016 (latest report available). The group’s revenue increased more than ten-fold since 2008 as the numbers of unaccompanied minors and separated families increased over the year.

Cacti are seen near the metal fence along the border in Sonoyta, Sonora state, northern Mexico, between the Altar desert in Mexico and the Arizona desert in the United States, on March 27, 2017.

Migrant Boy Left to Die on Border After Parent’s Smuggler Abandons Him

Federal agents found a 6-year-old boy abandoned at the Arizona border with Mexico by a human smuggler arranged by his parents. Federal officials must decide what to do with a young boy whose parents placed him in a life-threatening situation to have him join them in the United States.

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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.

Stephen Colbert attends The Museum of Modern Art Film Benefit tribute to Tom Hanks on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Stephen Colbert: Jeff Sessions ‘Daydreaming About Changing His Name to Jim Crow’

Stephen Colbert called Attorney General Jeff Sessions “evil” on Thursday for enforcing the “tragic” and “shocking” immigration policy of separating illegal border-crossing parents from their children. Colbert called the policy “new” but failed to mention the Obama administration instituted similar enforcement.

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76K Unaccompanied Minors in Immigration Court Backlog, Say Feds

White House officials report that the influx of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) arrests at the border resulted in a backlog of more than 76,000 hearings in immigration courts. Officials say this is up from only 4,000 backlogged cases in Fiscal Year 2010.

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.

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Trump To Get Menu of ‘Catch and Release’ Fixes

President Donald Trump will have plenty of options when agency officials present him with plans to block the growing number of economic migrants at the Texas border in June.

Border Patrol agents apprehend illegal immigrants near the US border with Mexico on, March 27, 2018 in the Rio Grande Valley Sector, near McAllen, Texas.

Border Arrests Increase 200 Percent Above Previous Year

The number of illegal immigrants arrested along the southwest border with Mexico and declared inadmissible jumped 200 percent in March when compared to the previous year. Border Patrol agents arrested nearly 38,000 migrants in the month of March, an increase of more than 10,000 in a single month.

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.

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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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.