The number of families illegally crossing from Mexico to the United States reached a record high in August, according to preliminary figures reported by The Washington Post.
American patrols are reported to have apprehended at least 91,000 individuals who are part of families. The previous record for arrests in a single month dates back to May 2019, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, with nearly 84,500 apprehensions. This was during the presidency of Donald Trump.
The surge in apprehensions undermines the efforts of the Joe Biden administration to discourage parents from engaging in illegal migration with their children. Migration may once again become a focal point in the campaign for the presidential elections.
Mexico is situated along the migration route from Central and South America to the United States. Migrants are fleeing poverty, violence, and political crises in their home countries.
The Biden administration is attempting to curb illegal immigration by expanding legal means of entry into the country while simultaneously strengthening penalties, according to a spokesperson from Homeland Security. She also mentioned that the government increased the number of deportation flights with families in August. Since May, more than 17,000 parents and children have been repatriated.
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