U.S. arrested nearly 1 million migrants at border in past 12 months

Article author: 
Camilo Montoya-Galvez
Article publisher: 
CBS News
Article date: 
8 October 2019
Article category: 
National News
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President Trump's border security chief touted the fourth consecutive month of lower numbers of apprehensions along the U.S.-Mexico border in September, but he also revealed that arrests of border-crossing migrants approached 1 million over the past 12 months ...

U.S. border officials apprehended or turned away approximately 52,000 migrants last month ...

The border security also cited the "asylum cooperation agreements" the U.S. has reached with all three countries in Central America's Northern Triangle: El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. The series of diplomatic agreements, which have yet to be implemented, would allow the U.S. to reroute asylum seekers from across the world to these countries and have them seek refuge there — despite the rampant violence and poverty in many parts of this region.

Morgan said the administration is also preparing this week to fully enforce a sweeping regulation allowed by the Supreme Court that would render most migrants who travel through a third country to reach the U.S. ineligible for asylum ...