Agency Experiences Record Number of Apprehensions/Inadmissible Family Units

Tuesday, March 5, U.S. Customs and Border Protection released statistics on Southwest Border apprehensions for fiscal year 2019 which demonstrate a new and growing challenge on the Southwest Border.

Family Unit Aliens (FMUA) are crossing our borders in record numbers. This fiscal year to date, CBP has seen a more than 300 percent increase in the number of family units apprehended compared to the same time period in fiscal year 2018. Today, family units and unaccompanied alien children (UAC) make up 60 percent of apprehension that have occurred along the southwest border and are predominantly from Central America, namely Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.

Additionally, there have been 70 large groups of 100 or more individuals totaling 12,069 apprehensions, compared to what Border Patrol encountered in FY18, which was 13 large groups, and in FY17, which was only two.

“We are currently facing a humanitarian and national security crisis along our southwest border. The vast increases in families and children coming across our border, in larger groups and in more remote areas, presents a unique challenge to our operations and facilities, and those of our partners, including the NGOS who work to assist these individuals and families throughout their immigration proceedings,” said CBP Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan. “This is why I am working with our government partners and have identified additional funding for humanitarian resources in the field, including expanded medical protocols, and the addition of a more appropriate central processing center to handle the increased volumes of family units and unaccompanied minors.”

In response to the vast increases of Family Units and Unaccompanied Children encountered along the Southwest Border, CBP has implemented a directive to increase medical support for migrants while in CBP custody. The Interim Medical Directive works to address emerging health concerns with an emphasis on treatment for juvenile detainees.

CBP will also expand contracted medical support in major “high-risk” locations at and between ports of entry along the SWB where we have seen or anticipate large numbers of FMUA and UAC.  This contracted medical support includes medical assessments by certified medical professionals (usually Registered Nurses and Family Nurse Practitioners) and translation services.

In addition, CBP is standing up a Centralized Processing Center (CPC) in El Paso, Texas, to increase the care of and provision for UAC and FMUA in the temporary custody of CBP while awaiting disposition by ICE and/or placement with HHS.

To view Southwest Border Migration statistics, please visit www.cbp.gov/newsroom/stats/sw-border-migration

information from U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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  1. THE USA’S CITIZENS ARE FED UP WITH THESE INVADING HORDES! IF THIS WERE CHINA OR RUSSIA, MILITARY WOULD BE ON OUR BORDERS WITH LIVE AMMO AND INSTRUCTIONS TO FIRE REGARDLESS IF THERE WERE TRAFFICKED WOMEN & CHILDREN IN THE INVADING HORDES! WE ARE TIRED OF HEARING ABOUT THESE “POOR ILLEGAL MIGRANTS” WHEN THEY KNOWINGLY CHOSE TO CARAVAN TO OUR BORDERS AND BROKE OUR LAWS! WHEN OUR COUNTRY HAS VETERANS AND FAMILIES SLEEPING ON COLD STREETS ANY POLITICIAN WHO MOUTHS ANYTHING ABOUT “MIGRANTS” OR GIVING OUR TAX DOLLARS TO “REFUGEES OR MIGRANTS” OR TO ANOTHER COUNTRY SHOULD BE GIVEN A CHOICE OF BEING HORSE-WHIPPED OR TARRED & FEATHERED BEFORE BEING MARCHED TO THE BORDER AND EXILED! ANY FILTHY POLITICIAN WHO MOUTHS ANYTHING ABOUT TAKING THESE HORDES IN WHILE THE MOST INNOCENT OF OUR CITIZENS – BABIES – ARE BEING MURDERED IN AND OUT OF THE WOMB AS THEIR LITTLE BODY PARTS ARE BEING SOLD SHOULD RECEIVE A DEATH PENALTY AFTER RECEIVING A FLOGGING ON NATIONAL TV. WE CITIZENS ARE FED UP – SICK AND TIRED – OF THE PERVERSION, INSANITY AND PURE EVIL PLAINLY SHOWN BY POLITICIANS RUNNING THIS COUNTRY WHO HATE OUR COUNTRY AND OUR NATION. WHEN POLITICIANS PLAINLY CHOOSE ILLEGAL “MIGRANTS” OVER AMERICA’S CITIZENS, IT IS TIME FOR THE POLITICIANS – NOT THE CITIZENS – TO SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES. HOW DO THESE POLITICIANS BECOME MILLIONAIRES ON GOVERNMENT PAY? WHAT INTEREST DO THESE ANTI-BORDER WALL POLITICIANS HAVE IN CHILD & HUMAN TRAFFICKING AS WELL AS DRUG TRAFFICKING? WHAT INTEREST DO THESE EVIL POLITICIANS HAVE IN SLAUGHTERING BABIES AND SELLING BABY BODY PARTS LIKE FRESH PRIME RIB? THE USA’s CITIZENS WANT TO KNOW…I WANT TO KNOW. TOO MANY OF AMERICA’S CITIZENS HAVE LOST FAMILY MEMBERS TO ILLEGALS CROSSING OUR BORDERS…THERE HAS TO BE A BIG MONEY REASON THAT POLITICIANS HAVE SOLD OUT TO THE DEVIL IN DENYING CITIZENS A BORDER WALL – THAT OUR TAX MONEY ORIGINALLY PAID FOR IN 2008 – 58 BILLION DOLLARS – THAT STRANGELY DISAPPEARED DURING THE OBAMA PRESIDENCY. YES, WE ARE FED UP AND WE HAVE MANY QUESTIONS THAT MUST BE ANSWERED AFTER OUR BORDER WALLS ARE UP AND SECURED!

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