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Border Patrol Arrested 16,658 Families Last Month

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Border Patrol agents arrested 16,658 families last month along the U.S. border, the highest one-month total on record, according to unpublished Department of Homeland Security statistics obtained by the Washington Post. The surge in arrests represents an 80 percent increase over July.

The high number of arrests reflects an overall rise in the number of migrant families crossing the border since President Donald Trump ended his administration’s family separation policy. Central American parents and children are crossing the border in large groups of 100 or more, turning themselves in and citing a “fear of return,” according to the Post.

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