Border Patrol agents face spike in illegal immigration Texas Border Patrol agents apprehend illegal immigrants daily, report 'family unit' apprehensions are rising on the border; correspondent Griff Jenkins says. Hours before the sun rises above the horizon, Border Patrol agents in McAllen, Texas, are examining the streets to track down illegal immigrants attempting to cross what is the most heavily trafficked area along the U.
DHS reports spike in number of families crossing into the US The agency says undocumented immigrants are taking advantage of legal loopholes that require family units be released after they are caught; William La Jeunesse reports from Los Angeles.
As the Trump administration regroups from multiple political and legal setbacks in its efforts to curb illegal immigration, the message south of the border could not be more clear, with families and unaccompanied minors flooding into Texas, Arizona and California.
An alarming new report from the Department of Homeland Security shows the number of families crossing into the U. New figures showed a 10 percent increase in August of unaccompanied minors, a 38 percent increase among families entering illegally or asking for asylum. Overall, people arrested or stopped at the border totaled nearly 47, in August, up 17 percent from July and up 52 percent from August Video "These numbers are a result of our failure do what is necessary to control the border," said Mark Krikorian, executive director of the right-leaning Center for Immigration Studies.
The administration tried separating parents and children to deter immigrants from making the dangerous trek through Mexico, however a political outcry forced it to reverse the policy.
It also tried holding in families in detention until their court date, but the courts rejected the policy. As a result, Customs and Border Protection sources say, immigrants see an opportunity to exploit gridlock in Washington and get in while the administration tries to figure out its next step.
The numbers say something entirely different to Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum. They can continue a failed strategy of trying to enforce our way out of a problem Or, they can develop bipartisan solutions that address root causes in Central America and ensure migrants fleeing violence and persecution can seek protection and a fair hearing in the U.
Houlton said Wednesday in a statement. The biggest change agents see is the size of groups they encounter. Instead of a handful of immigrants or groups under 10, they are now apprehending groups of 20 or more. In Lukeville, Arizona, last week, agents stopped a group of 50 spanning a half-mile wide.
If they come as an adult, they can be held.
If they come as family, or as minor, they can't. The smugglers tell them. It also added 44 new immigration judges and has considered a policy change allowing it to hold families in detention together until their immigration cases are heard. That is likely to face a legal challenge, especially since federal Judge Dolly Gee already declined to change her ruling, that families in detention must be released after 20 days.The latest stories on the Trump administration's policy to separate immigrant parents from their children at border crossings.
Under Trump arrests of immigrants with no criminal record have. Border Patrol counts for and show a small decrease in the number of deaths in those years compared to " The number of deaths of illegal immigrants along the border has increased on a regular, yearly basis since the middle s, particularly in the state of Arizona.
However, the network has a tendency of downplaying crimes that implicate illegal immigrants. So some consistency would be nice. A transcript is below. Click "expand" to read more. CBS This Morning 8/6/18 am ET.
GAYLE KING: CBS News has learned that the number of people illegally crossing the United States northern border is up percent. Even months after the implementation of the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy at the southern border, U.S.
Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said this week that a “significant” number of illegal border entries occur every day.
Jun 30, · Watch video · There’s no official measure of how many people succeed in illegally crossing the border, but authorities use the number of apprehensions to gauge changes in illegal immigration. *Note: (Family Unit represents the number of individuals (either a child under 18 years old, parent or legal guardian) apprehended with a family member by the U.S.
Border Patrol.) In Fiscal Year (FY) YTD, 50, people were apprehended between ports of entry on the Southwest Border.