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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

Mexican immigrant in CBP custody dies at Arizona hospital

  Mexican immigrant in CBP custody dies at Arizona hospital Medical officials determined that the man had a pre-existing heart condition, according to a CBP statement"U.S. Customs and Border Protection is saddened to report a 49-year-old man from Mexico was pronounced deceased Monday morning in a Southern Arizona hospital," the agency wrote. "Our condolences are with his family.

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.

First construction of brand-new border wall in Texas begins

  First construction of brand-new border wall in Texas begins Construction on the Trump administration’s first totally new border wall – where none existed previously – has started in Texas, just southeast of the town of McAllen along the Rio Grande river, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol has confirmed.While 75 miles of wall has been already been built under the Trump administration, until now all of those structures replaced existing ones such as vehicle barriers or dilapidated fences, which were ineffective before being replaced, according to the agency.

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)

CBP Arrests 30 People in 3 Smuggling Attempts Within 24 Hrs .
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