A spike in families at the US-Mexico border
According to US Border Patrol records, more than 36,000 families were apprehended at the southern border last month. The number of families is several times what it was in previous years.
US Border Patrol family unit apprehensions, FY 2013-2018
Family unit apprehensions, FY 2019
Data for FY 2019 is available through February 2019. A family unit is an adult apprehended with at least one minor child.
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