Crossing the Southern Border - Policy & Pressure
The rules haven’t changed. We’re still enforcing the border like always, and turning away thousands of people every week.
Rumors and desperation. Migrants are fleeing COVID, hurricanes in Honduras, organized crime, and domestic violence. Meanwhile, there are rumors that the new administration has “opened” the border. They’re not true.
What can be done? The US is increasing AID to countries of origin and working to make border operations more efficient. A bill before Congress has many provisions in it, including:
- punishing companies who hire undocumented immigrants;
- speeding up the process for legal immigration; and
- using smart technology to help enforce the border.
Border Apprehensions Statistics
Border apprehensions comparison
Border encounter statistics
Increased Unaccompanied Minors at the Border
What is happening with migrant children at the southern US border?
Border Crisis (Summary of Interviews with Migrants)
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