150K Migrants Apprehended During 1st Quarter 2019—Up 84 Percent

Article author: 
Bob Price, Breitbart
Article publisher: 
American Renaissance
Article date: 
7 February 2019
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 
For the third straight month, Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 50,000 migrants who crossed the border between ports of entry in December. During the first quarter of the new fiscal year, agents apprehended a total of 153,609 who illegally crossed the border, according to the December Southwest Border Migration report released Monday morning. The partial government shutdown delayed the release of the December report.
{snip} The first quarter apprehensions represent a nearly 84 percent increase over the prior year’s 1st quarter total of 83,568....
The apprehension of Family Unit Aliens (FMUA) and Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) during the first quarter jumped to 90,807 — an increase of more than 190 percent over the same period last year, the report indicates. Looking at the FMUA apprehensions exclusively (75,794) shows a massive 280 percent increase over the prior year and represents more than 70 percent of the previous year’s entire FMUA apprehensions (107,212)....


New Border Crisis: 1,809 Illegal Crossing Attempts a Day, ‘Ticking Time Bomb’, by Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, February 6, 2019:

So far, there have been some 66,000 attempts this year, and America First Policies said that another attempt occurs every 48 seconds. It based its ...numbers on estimates from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. ...

“Every 48 seconds, another person attempts to illegally cross our southern border. That’s 1,809 people per day...."