17,000 Brazilian Migrants Cross Border in Single Texas City in FY2019

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Bob Price
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Article date: 
14 December 2019
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National News
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The Associated Press reports that 17,000 Brazilian migrants entered the United States through the city of El Paso during Fiscal Year 2019. Approximately 18,000 crossed into the U.S. along the entire southwest border with Mexico — a 600 percent increase over the previous high during FY2016.
“The quiet migration of around 17,000 Brazilians through a single U.S. city in the past year reveals a new frontier in the Trump administration’s effort to shut down the legal immigration pathway for people claiming fear of persecution,” the AP reported. “Brazilian families are not held indefinitely in detention but instead released to Annunciation House, a network of shelters, where they can stay for a few days while they arrange flights to other cities in the U.S.”
The apprehension of about 17,000 Brazilian migrants accounts for just over nine percent of the 182,143 total migrants apprehended by Border Patrol agents during the fiscal year that ended on September 30, according to the CBP Southwest Border Migration Report....