The number of apprehensions taking place along the porous US-Mexico border soared in January 2019; rising 84% from the same period last year as multiple ‘migrant caravans’ stalled in Tijuana, Mexico.
“January saw a surprise surge of 22,000 more apprehensions of illegal immigrants at Southwest border crossings over January 2018, prompting a key predictor to suggest that border officers will make over 600,000 apprehensions this year,” writes the Washington Examiner.
That statistics represent an 84% spike in detentions.
The report comes as 16 U.S. states sued the Trump administration over his “national emergency” declaration; effectively blocking the President’s proposed border wall funding until it reaches the Supreme Court.
Read the full report at the Washington Examiner.