Border apprehensions increased in 2018 – especially for migrant families

Author: 
Kristen Bialik
Date of Publication: 
January, 2019

There were nearly 416,000 apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border in the first 11 months of 2018, the most in any January-November period since 2014, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of the most recent available data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The increase was driven in part by a dramatic spike in border apprehensions of family members in the fall of last year.

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Bialik, K. (2019). "Border apprehensions increased in 2018 – especially for migrant families." Pew Resarch Center. Retrieved from http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/01/08/border-apprehensions-of-migrant-families-have-risen-substantially-so-far-in-2018/

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Pew Research Center
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