Crossing the Southern Border - Counting Encounters

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Q: Has there been a rise in the number of people crossing the southern border illegally?

A: Yes.

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.

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