US Border Crossings, Arrests Surge in Recent Months
After clocking 136,150 detentions of migrants traveling as families between October and February, the head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection said the system is “well beyond capacity.” That record-breaking figure includes at least 66,000 arrests in February alone — the highest number in more than a decade.
What’s being done? While efforts are underway to improve detention systems, including offering better health care to migrant families seeking asylum, officials say these are still only short-term solutions.
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