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US U.S. apprehensions at Mexican border up 88% this year: CBP

20:25  29 october  2019
20:25  29 october  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Surge of Mexican migrants is new challenge for Trump border crackdown

  Surge of Mexican migrants is new challenge for Trump border crackdown Trump administration policies used to deter Central Americans are largely inapplicable to Mexicans, who are again the largest group of unauthorized border crossers.Mexico surpassed Guatemala and Honduras in August to again become the single-largest source of unauthorized migration to the United States, according to administration officials who provided data on the Mexican migrants but were not authorized to speak about the situation publicly. In recent weeks, thousands of Mexican adults and children have been camping out in lines at U.S. border crossings, sleeping in tents while awaiting a chance to apply for safe refuge.

United States border guards apprehended or rejected 970,000 people at or near the border with Mexico this year through September, an 88 percent jump from a year earlier, US immigration officials said on Tuesday. The number of apprehensions and rejections at the border for this fiscal year

EL PASO, Texas (Reuters) - U . S . border officials apprehended or rejected 970,000 people at or near the border with Mexico in the fiscal year ending in September, an 88 percent increase over the previous year , U . S . Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan said on

EL PASO, Texas (Reuters) - U.S. border officials apprehended or rejected 970,000 people at or near the border with Mexico in the year through September, an 88% jump from a year earlier, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan said on Tuesday.

a group of people standing next to a tree: FILE PHOTO: Migrant men sit on the ground after being detained by law enforcement for illegally crossing the Rio Grande and attempting to evade capture in Hidalgo© Reuters/Loren Elliott FILE PHOTO: Migrant men sit on the ground after being detained by law enforcement for illegally crossing the Rio Grande and attempting to evade capture in Hidalgo

Still, those numbers have dropped recently, falling to 52,000 in September, the lowest monthly total for the year, Morgan said at a news briefing in front of the border barrier in El Paso, Texas.

'It's clear the US has been sidelined.' Turkey and Russia agree to joint patrols in Syria

  'It's clear the US has been sidelined.' Turkey and Russia agree to joint patrols in Syria Amid a U.S. military withdrawal from Syria, the Trump administration's ability to address the Syria crisis seemed dramatically diminished.The pact between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkey's leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, came shortly before a U.S.-brokered cease-fire – which had temporarily halted a Turkish attack on Kurdish forces in Syria – expired Tuesday afternoon.

EL PASO — U . S . border officials apprehended or rejected 970,000 people at or near the border with Mexico in the fiscal year ending in September, an 88 percent increase over the previous year , U . S . Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan said on Tuesday.

Immigration arrests at the U . S . border with Mexico soared 88 percent in fiscal 2019 in what U . S . officials on Tuesday Southern border apprehensions and rejections combined totaled 977,509. Now U . S . officials say they hope to speed up the processing of some asylum claims to just a few days

The September apprehensions and rejections are down from a monthly peak of 144,255 in May.

Migration tends to taper off during the hot summer months, but U.S. officials and immigrant advocates say a series of strict immigration policies rolled out by the Trump administration have also contributed to the drop since May.

President Donald Trump has made restricting immigration a centerpiece of his first term and his 2020 re-election campaign.

U.S. officials have sought to curtail the number of asylum seekers, mostly from the impoverished and violent Central American countries of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, claiming most of them present fraudulent accounts about being persecuted back home.

Only about 15% of Central Americans who have made asylum claims in recent years have been granted some type of relief or protection from U.S. immigration judges, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

(Reporting by Julio-Cesar Chavez; Writing by Daniel Trotta; Editing by Bernadette Baum)

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