Border Patrol Reportedly Sees Surge of Families Crossing into US

Border Patrol agents have seen a major surge in the number of migrant parents entering the US illegally with children, according to a new report.

Border Patrol agents have seen a major surge in the number of migrant parents entering the US illegally with children, according to a new report.

More than 16,500 family members were arrested in September, marking an 80 percent increase from July — and a new one-month record.

The Washington Post obtained unpublished statistics from the Department of Homeland Security, outlining the reported spike.

“We’re getting hammered daily,” explained one Border Patrol agent, who spoke to the newspaper under the condition of anonymity.

According to the DHS figures, agents took 107,212 members of “family units” into custody during fiscal 2018 — smashing the previous record of 77,857 from 2016.

White House aides told the Post that President Trump is “furious” about the uptick, and has been receiving “regular updates on the border numbers.”

The new data comes just three months after he decided to scrap the controversial family separation policy. A senior DHS official told the Washington Post that migrants ultimately viewed the move as a “clear signal” to cross.

“Now we’re actually getting crushed,” the official said.

As a result, President Trump is reportedly pushing to reinstate the family separation policy.

Agents arrested 396,579 people along the US-Mexico border during the 2018 fiscal year, which is a 30 percent jump from 2017, according to the Post.

They’ve been seeing a rise in arrests this month, as well.

“If October is any indication of what’s to come, Fiscal Year 2019 is going to be a very busy year,” tweeted BPD chief Manuel Padilla Jr., of the Rio Grande Valley sector in South Texas.

“With nearly 1,900 illegal alien arrests this weekend, #BorderPatrol Agents in #RGV South Texas remain busy & #AlwaysVigilant,” he wrote on Monday.

According to Padilla, agents in his sector have seen “a 300% increase in Family Units entering the country illegally compared to October of 2017.”

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Border Patrol Reportedly Sees Surge of Families Crossing Into US

Border Patrol agents have seen a major surge in the number of migrant parents entering the US illegally with children, according to a new report.

Border Patrol agents have seen a major surge in the number of migrant parents entering the US illegally with children, according to a new report.

More than 16,500 family members were arrested in September, marking an 80 percent increase from July — and a new one-month record.

The Washington Post obtained unpublished statistics from the Department of Homeland Security, outlining the reported spike.

“We’re getting hammered daily,” explained one Border Patrol agent, who spoke to the newspaper under the condition of anonymity.

According to the DHS figures, agents took 107,212 members of “family units” into custody during fiscal 2018 — smashing the previous record of 77,857 from 2016.

White House aides told the Post that President Trump is “furious” about the uptick, and has been receiving “regular updates on the border numbers.”

The new data comes just three months after he decided to scrap the controversial family separation policy. A senior DHS official told the Washington Post that migrants ultimately viewed the move as a “clear signal” to cross.

“Now we’re actually getting crushed,” the official said.

As a result, President Trump is reportedly pushing to reinstate the family separation policy.

Agents arrested 396,579 people along the US-Mexico border during the 2018 fiscal year, which is a 30 percent jump from 2017, according to the Post.

They’ve been seeing a rise in arrests this month, as well.

“If October is any indication of what’s to come, Fiscal Year 2019 is going to be a very busy year,” tweeted BPD chief Manuel Padilla Jr., of the Rio Grande Valley sector in South Texas.

“With nearly 1,900 illegal alien arrests this weekend, #BorderPatrol Agents in #RGV South Texas remain busy & #AlwaysVigilant,” he wrote on Monday.

According to Padilla, agents in his sector have seen “a 300% increase in Family Units entering the country illegally compared to October of 2017.”

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