Border Apprehension Numbers Reach New Highs
And fresh insights from Guatemala
By Andrew R. Arthur on June 11, 2019
On June 7, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued its latest statistics on Southwest border migration. Just when you think the problem at the border has crested, it just gets worse.
The Border Patrol apprehended 132,887 migrants attempting to enter illegally between the ports of entry on the Southwest border in May. Of that number, 84,542 (63.6 percent) were "family units", that is an adult or adults traveling with a child or children, usually purportedly their own. An additional 11,507 (8.6 percent) were unaccompanied alien children (UACs). "Only" 36,838 (27.7 percent) were single adults traveling by themselves.https://cis.org/Arthur/Border-Apprehension-Numbers-Reach-New-Highs