Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 174,000 migrants in June along the U.S. border with Mexico. The increase of nearly 6,000 migrant apprehensions represents the largest single-month increase since March.
During the month of June, when migrant apprehensions generally decrease, Border Patrol agents apprehended 178, 416 migrants — an increase of 5,789, according to the June Southwest Land Border Encounters report released by CBP officials on Friday. The increased apprehensions came in the categories of Family Units and Unaccompanied Minors which rose by 25 and eight percent respectively. Single Adult apprehensions fell by 4,537.
Because of the extreme heat and other dangerous smuggling conditions, migrant rescues this year rose dramatically, CBP reports. During the first nine months of this fiscal year (October through June), migrant rescues hit 9,500. This represents an 81 percent increase over the entire Fiscal Year 2020, officials stated.
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