WaPo: Families crossing U.S. border illegally reached all-time high in August

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Record numbers of migrant families streamed across the U.S.-Mexico border in August, according to preliminary data … and could once again place immigration in the spotlight during a presidential race.

The U.S. Border Patrol arrested at least 91,000 migrants who crossed as part of a family group in August, exceeding the prior one-month record of 84,486 set in May 2019, during the Trump administration. Families were the single largest demographic group crossing the border in August, surpassing single adults for the first time since Biden took office…


I don’t believe it is possible to solve this in a humanitarian way. This is what happens when you’re the richest country in the world: people want to come here.


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