Child migrants entering US rises in August

By REUTERS
September 22, 2015 00:09

WASHINGTON- Children fleeing Mexico and Central America and arriving at the southwestern US border accelerated in August, according to government data released on Monday, with 4,632 apprehended last month.

According to US Border Patrol figures, the arrivals of undocumented children 17 and younger trying to get into the United States spiked last month.While the total for this fiscal year so far, Oct. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2015, was down by 46 percent from the same period the previous year, it compares to the 51 percent decrease from Oct. 1, 2014-July 31, 2015, according to government figures.


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