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Arrests of Illegal Border Crossers Have Spiked 237% Since April



Arrests of Illegal Border Crossers Have Spiked 237% Since April

Mon, Aug 10th 2020 @ 1:14 pm EDT

The number of people arrested at the southern border for illegally entering the United States from Mexico has soared since April despite the Trump administrationā€˜s attempt to curtail illegal migration amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In July, Border Patrol agents working in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California arrested 38,347 people for unlawfully crossing the border, according to Customs and Border Protection data released late last week. Arrests have increased 237% since April, the first full month that agents began immediately expelling people into Mexico after taking them into custody. In April, fewer than 16,200 people were taken into custody at the border compared to more than double that number last month.

Many are coming here with Covid seeking free medical care.

So, is the increase in arrests because the Border Patrol is getting better at catching illegals, or is the wall funneling the crossings to fewer spots making it easier to catch them, are more crossing???
Very poor reporting unless the intent is to slam Trump...


Also, Mexico is a real mess of COVID transmission and deaths. In fact South America is also a mess!  So there's a flight from economic and health misery hiking our way....   (sigh)  **nononono*



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