June Sets Monthly Record for Most Migrants to Arrive at Border

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The fig is simply a flimsy uptick from May and a motion that the surge this twelvemonth whitethorn widen into the hotter summertime months erstwhile numbers typically commencement dropping.

Migrant families seeking asylum successful  the United States waited to beryllium  processed by Border Patrol agents aft  crossing the Rio Grande into Penitas, Texas, this month.
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Eileen Sullivan

July 16, 2021, 4:37 p.m. ET

WASHINGTON — A grounds fig of migrants arrived astatine the southwestern borderline past month, a flimsy uptick from May and a motion that the surge this twelvemonth whitethorn widen into the hotter summertime months erstwhile numbers typically commencement dropping.

According to caller information released connected Friday by Customs and Border Protection, June besides brought much migrant families to the borderline than immoderate different period since President Biden took office. In all, borderline officials encountered migrants connected the confederate borderline 188,829 times, the largest fig successful a azygous period successful caller history.

The fig of migrant children and teenagers arriving astatine the borderline accrued somewhat from May, but the travel of them has been slowing since aboriginal spring, erstwhile determination was a steep surge that created Mr. Biden’s archetypal migration situation arsenic president.

On average, astir 500 migrant children and teenagers arrived unsocial astatine the borderline successful June, compared with astir 600 a time successful March. As of Friday, astir 15,000 children were successful authorities shelters overseen by the Department of Health and Human Services, according to interior information obtained by The New York Times.

The fig of times that azygous adults tried to participate the state past period was down slightly; they were turned distant nether the nationalist wellness regularisation 82 percent of the time.

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