Reasons Record Number Of Families Are Actually Showing Up At The US Border

The Trump administration on Wednesday announced that a record number of people had been apprehended at the southern border in April, topping 100,000 for the second month in a row and reigniting the administration’s calls to toughen the nation’s response to border crossings, even though its hawkish efforts have done little to stem the flow.

New figures released by Customs and Border Protection showed 109,144 people apprehended along the southern border in April, the highest monthly figure since 2007, though still well below the peak of 1.6 million encountered in 2000. The number includes asylum-seekers who present themselves at official border crossings to ask for refuge.

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