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Border apprehensions surged for the third straight month after the Department of Homeland Security reported 98,997 apprehensions during the month of April. Family units continued to drive the number of border apprehensions with a record-high 58,474 apprehensions during the month.

Nearly a quarter million family units have been apprehended crossing the border illegally in only 7 months of FY2019 -- more than double the number of any previous year since DHS began recording the statistic.

In addition, 8,897 unaccompanied alien children were apprehended after crossing the border illegally last month, down slightly from last month's annual high. Apprehensions of single adults reached an annual high with more than 31,000 single adults apprehended by Border Patrol officers.

For more, see CBP.gov.

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Updated: Fri, May 10th 2019 @ 9:33am EDT