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.