Crossing the Southern Border - Counting Encounters
Q: Has there been a rise in the number of people crossing the southern border illegally?
Q: Why are the numbers going up?
A: It’s always complicated. The pandemic, hurricanes and financial crises are all adding to migration pressure.
Q: Will more kids than ever cross this year?
A: It’s not clear. The administration is working to improve policies and preparation, but it’ll still be a strain on our border security people.
Border Apprehensions Interactive Graphic
Border Encounter Statistics
Border apprehensions comparison
Increased Unaccompanied Minors at the Border
What is happening with migrant children at the southern US border?
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