Thu Jul 11, 2019 AT 5:00 PM EDT

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection apprehended 104,000 people crossing the southwestern border last month, the Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday.

That number is a substantial decline from May, when CBP reported apprehending over 144,000, predominantly families and unaccompanied children. According to DHS, “[t]he reduction in apprehensions accounts for decreases across all demographics, including unaccompanied minors, family units and single adults, as well as decreases in migrants from all Northern Triangle countries, particularly those coming from Guatemala.”

DHS did not release official figures on the exact number of unaccompanied children and family units apprehended in June. When reached for comment, a representative of CBP only told the Washington Free Beacon that “CBP has not released/posted the latest numbers” on either type of apprehension. Read Full Story

Tue Jul 2, 2019 AT 10:20 AM EDT

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday blasted New York, claiming “people are fleeing” the state while saying they should “move quickly to Texas” and Florida.

“People are fleeing New York like never before. If they own a business, they are twice as likely to flee. And if they are a victim of harassment by the A.G. of the state, like what they are doing to our great NRA, which I think will move quickly to Texas, where they are loved,”  the president tweeted.

“Texas will defend them & indemnify them against political harassment by New York State and Governor Cuomo. So many people are leaving New York for Texas and Florida that it is totally under siege. First New York taxes you too high, then they sue you, just to complete the job.”

The tweets Tuesday are the second time in as many days that Trump has targeted New York Democrats Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state Attorney General Letitia James. Read Full Story

Thu Jun 27, 2019 AT 12:43 PM EDT

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The White House on Thursday called on House Democrats to pass the bipartisan Senate version of a bill providing billions of dollars in border funding and humanitarian aid.

Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders blasted House Democrats for their handling of the issue amid a push from Speaker Nancy Pelosi for changes to the Senate bill to include stricter “guardrails” to ensure adequate treatment of migrants at holding facilities.

“We have already negotiated a broadly supported bipartisan funding bill. It is time for House Democrats to pass the Senate bill and stop delaying funding to deal with this very real humanitarian crisis,” Sanders said in a statement. Read Full Story

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