Update: Border Security by the Numbers
- Illegal border crossings in the last four months have more than doubled compared to the same period last year.
- Border apprehensions in each of the last three months have exceeded the highest month of the Obama administration, far exceeding even the Central American migrant crisis in 2014.
The situation at our southwest border continues to worsen. There have been 460,294 people apprehended trying to cross our southwest border between ports of entry so far in fiscal year 2019. More than half of these were crossing as family units. About 40 percent of U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents assigned to the region are dealing with the surge in families crossing the border. That means they can’t do things like stopping the flow of dangerous narcotics and apprehending criminals. President Trump has asked Congress for supplemental funding to respond to this crisis, including $3.3 billion to shelter, feed, clothe, transport, and provide medical care for the thousands of migrants crossing our border daily.
Border Patrol Apprehensions between Ports of Entry – 2014 to Today
Only 13 Out of 100 Migrants Claiming Credible Fear Granted Asylum in 2018
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