Congressman Cuellar announces 171 percent increase in family units, 102 percent increase in unaccompanied children apprehended along southern border

WASHINGTON — Monday Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) reiterated his concern regarding the numbers of apprehensions of family units and unaccompanied minors along our nation’s southern border, both of which increased by more than 100 percent over identical time periods in Fiscal Year 2015 and Fiscal Year 2016.
 
Earlier this week, the Department of Homeland Security released January numbers noting a 36 percent decrease in apprehensions on our southwest border from December 2015 to January 2016.

 

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