Thu Jul 11, 2019 AT 5:00 PM EDT
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