Migrant Families, Minors at Texas Border Hit ‘Unprecedented’ Levels, Say Feds

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Bob Price
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Article date: 
17 October 2018
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National News
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Border Patrol officials in South Texas expressed “growing concerns” as the flow of migrant families and unaccompanied minors hit “unprecedented” levels in 2018....

The numbers of Family Unit Aliens (FMUA) and Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) continue to increase in the nation’s busiest Border Patrol sector, officials said. ...

With one month to go in Fiscal Year 2018, agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector apprehended 54,498 FMUAs and 21,557 unaccompanied minors, according to the August Southwest Border Migration Report issued by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in September. These apprehensions represent an increase of 15 percent over last year’s apprehension of family units....