Responsible Immigration Reform Will Secure Our Borders | “For decades, open borders have allowed drugs and gangs to pour into our most vulnerable communities. They’ve allowed millions of low-wage workers to compete for jobs and wages against the poorest Americans.” President Donald J. Trump
IMMIGRATION FACT SHEETS | The White House – Issued on: February 2, 2018
The steady increase in the flow of unaccompanied children and family units from Central America continues to be a concern.
Family unit apprehensions by Border Patrol agents at the Southwest border grew from 1,118 in April 2017 to 8,121 in December 2017, an increase of more than 600 percent.
Unaccompanied minor apprehensions by Border Patrol agents at the Southwest border grew from 997 in April 2017 to 4,083 in December 2017, an increase of more than 300 percent.