Novem­ber bor­der ar­rests jump 78% from year ear­lier

The Tribune (SLO) - - News -

U.S. Bor­der Pa­trol ar­rests in Novem­ber jumped 78 per­cent from a year ear­lier, with fam­i­lies and chil­dren ac­count­ing for a ma­jor­ity for a third straight month.

The num­bers re­leased Thurs­day by par­ent agency Cus­toms and Bor­der Pro­tec­tion are the lat­est sign that peo­ple who cross the bor­der il­le­gally are in­creas­ingly fam­i­lies and chil­dren trav­el­ing alone. It’s a trend that be­gan sev­eral years ago but has ac­cel­er­ated since sum­mer.

The Bor­der Pa­trol made more than 25,000 ar­rests of peo­ple who came as fam­i­lies in Novem­ber, nearly four times the same pe­riod last year.

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