a reply to: AtlasHawk
Here is some actual data that can be parsed :
Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the number of enforcement actions at the southwest border for the month of December. Due to
the lapse in funding, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is unable to publish the enforcement actions for December on its website.
Total Enforcement Actions (individuals apprehended in between the ports of entry and deemed inadmissible at the ports of entry) for the month of
December in Fiscal Year 2019 was 60,782. December marks the third consecutive month of enforcement actions surpassing 60,000.
The United States Border Patrol apprehended 50,753 individuals (83.5% of all enforcement actions) between the ports of entry on the southern border.
The total number of individuals deemed inadmissible for entry at the ports of entry was 10,029.
The total number of family unit aliens (FMUA) apprehended in between the ports of entry and deemed inadmissible at the ports of entry: 31,901
In Fiscal Year 2017, CBP averaged 13,210 family units and unaccompanied alien children each month – in Fiscal Year 2019 CBP is now averaging 31,188
a month. That is a 136% increase.
The total number of FMUAs apprehended in between the ports of entry was 27,518. December was a record-breaking month for FMUAs apprehended at the
FMUA apprehensions through December total 75,794 – higher than 5 out of the last 7 years FY totals – exceeding all but FY16 and FY18, but
currently tracking 253% higher than FY16 and 280% higher than FY18 for the same time frames.
Of FMUA apprehensions in December, 95% are from Northern Triangle. 96% for the first quarter.
For the first quarter, 77% of family units are from Guatemala and Honduras alone.
This month marks the third time FMUA apprehensions exceeded Single Adult apprehensions.
Apprehensions from Guatemala exceeded Mexico for the third consecutive month (only happened four times) and Honduras has exceeded Mexico for the
second consecutive month.
The total number of unaccompanied children apprehended in between the ports of entry and deemed inadmissible at the ports of entry: 5,121
Total number of unaccompanied children apprehended in between the ports of entry: 4,766
Total number of unaccompanied children deemed inadmissible at the ports of entry: 355
The total number of single adults apprehended in between the ports of entry and deemed inadmissible at the ports of entry: 23,682
Total enforcement actions for single adults fell by 10.87% in December from November."
July 16, 2018 : DHS Directorate uses data analytics to target human smugglers.
July 16, 2018 : U.S. Border Patrol agents discover an assortment of narcotics during a failed smuggling attempt worth over $673K.
July 16, 2018 : 3-year-old, abandoned by human traffickers, rescued along river by US border Patrol agents
July 14, 2018 : ICE agents arrest 18 human smugglers, 117 illegal immigrants in Texas, New Mexico
July 14, 2018 : CBP identified a stash house in Rio Grande Valley attempting to smuggle 54 illegal aliens from Guatemala, Honduras, India, Mexico, El
Salvador, and Ecuador.
July 11, 2018 : Border Patrol agents across the Rio Grande Valley arrested four gang members and two sex offenders including active members of MS-13
and the 18th Street gang.
July 5, 2018 : Border Patrol Agents Rescue 64 Illegal Aliens Trapped in Tractor Trailers
July 2, 2018 : U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Falfurrias Checkpoint arrested two United States citizens attempting to smuggle 12 illegal
aliens inside a tractor-trailer.
July 2, 2018 : Border patrol finds two teen human trafficking victims with migrant group
July 2, 2018 : CBP Officers at Laredo Port of Entry This Weekend Apprehend Man with Warrant for Sex-related Offenses Against a Child
June 30, 2018: NYT describes the perils of an El Salvadorian immigrant’s attempt to cross the U.S.-Mexico border with assistance from professional
human traffickers whose services cost more than $12,000. Traffickers forced 70 illegal immigrants into a “stash home,” in Texas where they
deprived the immigrants of food and water for 36 hours.
June 26, 2018: CBP arrested a US national attempting to smuggle an unaccompanied 8 year old alien from Honduras across a checkpoint near Falfurrias,
June 20, 2018: CBP rescued a 6-year-old illegal alien from Costa Rica who had been abandoned by a smuggler near Lukeville, AZ, in temperatures over
June 19, 2018: Smugglers led ICE agents on a high speed chase that resulted in the death of 5 illegal aliens when their driver crashed near Eagle
Pass, Texas. The SUV was carrying 13 suspected illegal aliens in total, including a juvenile, and the survivors were hospitalized.
June 18, 2018 : Kirstjen Nielsen Addresses Family Separation at Border: Full Transcript
June 15, 2018: CBP agents found 10 illegal aliens near Tucson, AZ, in a home with no air conditioning, littered with trash, decaying food and human
June 8, 2018: CBP discovered six illegal aliens trapped inside cabinets in the back of a truck. The cabinets were closed with ratchet straps and had
no air circulation on a hot day.
June 5, 2018: The bodies of three illegal immigrants who had been abandoned by smugglers were discovered in the Rio Grande Valley near Edinburg, TX in
May 11, 2018: CBP agents arrested a convicted sex offender from California who was attempting to smuggle four illegal aliens from Mexico west of Yuma,
May 8, 2018: CBP discovered a severely dehydrated illegal alien that claimed to have been assaulted by a smuggler on a ranch near Laredo, TX.
April 7, 2018: CBP agents discovered 9 illegal aliens near Laredo, TX, over the course of two days. Two of the illegal aliens had been abandoned by
smugglers and one was severely dehydrated and in need of immediate medical attention.
April 2, 2018: CBP agents near Tucson, AZ rescued an injured and severely dehydrated 34-year old illegal alien from Guatemala who had been abandoned
by smugglers, along with 11 other illegal aliens, two of whom had to be treated for dehydration.
February 2, 2018: A recent DOJ partnership with Mexico has resulted in federal prosecution of more than 50 international defendants for various roles
in trafficking women and young girls. In 2017, more than 500 defendants were convicted for various human trafficking offenses.
October 5, 2017: Young women and girls face extraordinary risk of sexual violence on the journey to the United States. 60-80% of the women and girls
who cross Mexico to get to the U.S. border are raped along the way.
July 28, 2017 : The deadly toll of human smuggling and trafficking in the US
April 21, 2017: Eight Mexican drug cartel members were convicted for participating in the trafficking of nine women, two minors, and the prostitution
of a twelfth woman. The young Mexican and Guatemalan women were recruited on false promises, smuggled into the United States and sold into sex slavery
in various states.
Dangerous Means of Transportation"
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