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Border Patrol Releases May Numbers of Migrant Apprehensions

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National and Yuma Sector Border Patrol officials on Wednesday released numbers for migrant apprehensions along the border for May.

Yuma Sector Border Patrol officials said they apprehended about 14,000 migrants during May alone, which was more than the entire Fiscal Year of 2017, when agents apprehended 12,847.

CBP officials said they continue to face “a worsening crisis” at the Southwest border. In May, CBP apprehended or deemed inadmissible 144,278 individuals along the border—a 32 percent increase over the previous month.

Agents continue to release migrants without criminal backgrounds or health issues at local shelters including one run by the Salvation Army in Yuma.

Victor is originally from West Sacramento, California and has lived in Arizona for more than five years. He began his print journalism career in 2004 following his graduation from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Victor has been a reporter for the following daily newspapers: The Monterey County Herald, The Salinas Californian and the Reno Gazette-Journal, where he covered stories including agriculture, education and Latino community news. Victor has also served as a local editor for Patch, a national news organization with hyperlocal websites, in Carmichael, California in the Sacramento area. He also served as the editor for The New Vision, the newspaper for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, which includes Yuma and La Paz counties. Victor lives in Somerton. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and following most sports.
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