US-Mexico Border Arrests Fall in January, 2nd Straight Drop

Customs and Border Protection says it made 58,207 arrests or denials of entry in January.

  • Published 8 February 2019

The number of people arrested or stopped for immigration violations at the U.S. border with Mexico eased in January. It's a relatively small decline in line with seasonal trends. Customs and Border Protection says it made 58,207 arrests or denials of entry. That's a 4 percent drop from December but a 62 percent increase from January 2018. It's the second straight month-to-month decline. Families and children traveling alone accounted for about 6 of every 10… Read at AP News