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U.S. border facing unprecedented crisis – CBP official

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor March 28, 2019 14:44

U.S. border facing unprecedented crisis – CBP official

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said at a news conference in El Paso, Texas that the United States “is facing an unprecedented humanitarian and border security crisis all along our southwest border.”McAleenan spoke near an encampment of detained migrants who were being held behind fencing under a bridge in as they await the chance to apply for asylum.McAleenan also said that March is on track for the highest number of monthly border crossings in over a decade, with more than 100,000 apprehensions and encounters of people deemed inadmissible at U.S. ports of entry.Apprehensions and encounters of families were expected to reach over 55,000 people in March, McAleenan said, the highest level for any month on record, according to CBP data.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor March 28, 2019 14:44