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US Illegal migration at southern border remains a "crisis" despite slowdown, U.S. says

00:25  30 october  2019
00:25  30 october  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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Southern border apprehensions and rejections totaled 977,509 in the fiscal year, making up the vast majority of the 1.15 million total nationwide, Morgan said . U . S . officials have especially sought to curtail the number of asylum-seekers, mostly from the impoverished and violent Central American countries

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EL PASO, Texas (Reuters) - Arrests at or near the U.S. border with Mexico fell to their lowest monthly total of the year in September but the fiscal year total was up 88 percent, indicating illegal immigration remained a crisis, U.S. officials 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

The number of apprehensions and people turned away at the border fell to 52,546 in September, less than half the peak of 144,116 in May but up 4 percent from September 2018.

Migration tends to taper off during the hot summer months, but U.S. officials and immigrant advocates say the Trump administration's strict immigration policies have contributed to four straight months of fewer arrests.

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Despite the overall trend, illegal border crossings have surged in the current fiscal year, which Source: U . S . Customs and Border Protection. By The New York Times. The main problem is not Arrests along the southern border have increased 97 percent since last year, the Border Patrol said

a " crisis " despite slowdown , U . S . saysThe number of apprehensions and people turned away at the border fell to The border is tougher to cross than ever . “Closing a border crossing like [ San Ysidro] more than That record number shows the historic shift in migration patterns at the southern border .

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

While the immigration crackdown has animated Trump's supporters, critics have accused the president of cruelly warehousing migrants in substandard conditions and separating children from parents.

American officials have also credited the Mexican government, which agreed to boost cooperation on illegal immigration to avoid threatened U.S. trade sanctions.

Even so, border apprehensions for the fiscal year ending in September reached an 11-year high.

a person standing posing for the camera: FILE PHOTO: DHS Secretary Kirstjen Hielsen visits finished section of wall at Calexico© Reuters/Earnie Grafton FILE PHOTO: DHS Secretary Kirstjen Hielsen visits finished section of wall at Calexico

Nearly half all those detained in September were children or families, many of them led by human-trafficking cartels, said Robert Perez, deputy commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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Quijivix said she’ s heard smugglers say this on local radio stations. McAleenan told the group that such claims The vast majority remain in the United States waiting for their asylum cases to be adjudicated, but The nation was the second-largest source of illegal migration this year. The latest border data

"They are profiting on the backs of this vulnerable population, and that's why it's still a crisis," Perez told an outdoor news conference, standing before CBP personnel at the border barrier in El Paso.

Perez was joined by Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan, who

said there had been "dramatic strides" thanks to Trump policy changes and Mexican cooperation, but that far too many people were crossing the border.

"It's 1,400 apprehensions a day. That's still at crisis levels," Morgan said.

Smuggling rings have adopted to U.S. policy changes that have targeted Central American migrants, leading to an uptick in arrests of Brazilians and Mexicans, Morgan said without providing arrest figures for those nationalities.

Southern border apprehensions and rejections totaled 977,509 in the fiscal year, making up the vast majority of the 1.15 million total nationwide, Morgan said.

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

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

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