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2601621Washington Examiner:

Illegal border crossings by children and families are surging again and will put fiscal year 2016 on par with 2014, when President Obama was forced to take drastic actions in an effort to stem what his own administration admitted was a humanitarian crisis.


Recently released figures from U.S. Customs and Border Protection show that more than 37,000 border crossers were apprehended in August, nearly 6,000 more than in August 2014.


This year will see fewer overall apprehensions compared to 2014, but still far more than last year. CBP took in 479,000 crossers in 2014, 331,000 in 2015, but now is expected to take in more than 400,000 this year.

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A big part of the increase is the growing number of unaccompanied children trying to cross once again. In 2014, 69,000 children were apprehended, a number that fell to 40,000 in 2015 after Obama's efforts to reduce the flow of people.

But this year, the total will be around 60,000, a 50 percent increase compared to last year and close to the crisis year of 2014.http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/obamas-border-plan-collapses-in-texas/article/2601621

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Illegal immigration surged in August, illegal families set for worst year on record


Illegal immigration across the southwest border surged 10 percent in August, defying the usual pattern of a late-summer slowdown as the Obama administration struggles to keep families from pouring in from Central America.

Nearly 10,000 people traveling as families were caught last month, and some 68,080 have been caught in the first 11 months of fiscal 2016. That makes it almost certain the record, set in 2014, will be broken at the end of September.

Analysts say ongoing violence in Central America is pushing migrants to flee, and lax enforcement in the U.S. is enticing them to come here.

The situation is so bad that an administration lawyer told a federal appeals court this summer that adult illegal immigrants are kidnapping children as they make their way north, so they can pose as families and earn easier treatment here.Scissors-32x32.png



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