DHS: Arrests at U.S.-Mexico border have tripled in past year

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According to UPI, the number of persons arrested trying to cross unlawfully into the United States from Mexico tripled in April compared to the same month last year, the Department of Homeland Security said Friday.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a DHS agency, released statistics Thursday that show 38,234 immigrants were detained on the border in April. That figure increased from March (37,383) and February (26,662).

The number of apprehensions last month increased 223 percent from April 2017, the department said.


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