June’s migrant flow on US-Mexico border lowest in 2019

January 24, 2023 12:18 am23 commentsViews: 40

After six months and great efforts made by Trump administration, the migrant flow this year across US-Mexico border has fallen. A data released by Department of Homeland Security reveals in the month of June about 104,000 migrants have been taken into custody at the Southwest border and the figure is a drop of 28 percent from the previous month.

June's migrant flow on US-Mexico border lowest in 2019

However, it is argued the flow migrants usually slow down in the summer months. The federal officials have a different version that credits Mexico from putting more efforts in securing the borders.

The DHS meanwhile said the overall arrests made in the first six months of 2019 are higher by 140 percent compared to the same period of 2018.

A statement released reads, “We are still in ongoing border security and humanitarian crisis… We are past the breaking point and in a full-blown emergency. This situation should not be acceptable to any of us.”

The influx of migrants in great number is overcrowding the detention centers. Lately, the DHS inspector general warned about dangerous overcrowding at the facilities.

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan acknowledged the challenges but denied children at the centers are not getting enough food and water.

In past few months Trump administration had frequently pressurized the Mexican government to make efforts in stopping the migrant flow.

The DHS statement added, “Since the administration reached a new agreement with Mexico, we’ve seen a substantial increase in the number of interdictions on the Mexican southern border.”

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