Surge Continues: 34,463 Illegals Apprehended at the Border in June

The total of 34,463 apprehensions in June — an indicator of attempted illegal entries — exceeded the 29,388 apprehensions exactly a year ago in June 2015. The number of “family units” or adults traveling with minors as well as unaccompanied minors were also at elevated levels last month.

Immigrants walk handcuffed after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and being caught by the U.S. Border Patrol on December 7, 2015 near Rio Grande City, Texas. Border Patrol agents continue to capture hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants, even as the total numbers of those crossing has gone down. (Photo …

Report: Illegals Kidnapping Children to Take Advantage of ‘Family’ Quick Release at Border

In recent years the southern border has experienced as surge in unaccompanied minors and “families” — largely from Central America — illegally crossing into the U.S. Under current policy minors from noncontiguous countries are granted special treatment including being placed with sponsors and family members in the U.S. while they await immigration hearings. Additionally, a case settled nearly two decades ago — known as the Flores agreement — mandated the swift release of minors in custody.

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 from Central America crossed the …

Cost ‘Explosion’ for Care of Unaccompanied Migrant Minors

Local authorities in Germany have sounded the alarm on a “cost explosion” of unaccompanied migrant minors. The German Federation of Municipal Authorities has argued that the significantly increasing cost of the minors’ “all-round care” means a change in approach to

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