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3 things to know about what happened at the U.S. southern border in June.

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“We are past the breaking point and in a full-blown emergency.”

Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan. Apprehensions decreased in June compared to May. But compared to the same period last year (October - June), apprehensions are up 140%. McAleenan went on to say, "This situation should not be acceptable to any of us."
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104,344: number of people apprehended for illegally crossing the U.S. southern border (94,897) AND those deemed “inadmissable” (9,447) at the U.S. border.

“Inadmissable” = those seeking lawful entry to U.S. but being denied for any number of reasons -A from not having correct documents, criminal past, poor health, etc.

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60% = Family Units.

8% = Unaccompanied Alien Children (those 17-years-old and younger).

32% = Single Adults.

Context: Minors and family units made up 42% of apprehensions last June vs. 66% this year.

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  • Total apprehensions & inadmissables declined from May to June.
  • Nearly 40,000 fewer people were apprehended – a larger percentage decrease than usual but apprehensions are still at record highs.
  • Since 2014, apprehensions have decreased from May to June every year except for one.
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We reached out to Customs and Border Protection to find out why numbers have decreased dramatically. We are awaiting a response.

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Southwest Border Migration FY 2019

DHS Announces Decrease in Border Enforcement Actions and Continued Efforts to Address the Ongoing Border Crisis

8 U.S. CodeA Aa1182.Inadmissible aliens