The number of illegal immigrants detained along the Southwest U.S. border has increased by double digits since October, according to newly released data.
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) data shows 39,006 people were detained while attempting to cross the border in November, an increase of 12 percent from the previous month and more than double the number of arrests in March and April.
The data also show the number of unaccompanied minors and families apprehended while crossing the border increased by double digits in November — by 26 percent and 45 percent, respectively — according to CBP.
The number of arrests in November is the highest number since late 2016, under former President Obama, and the most apprehensions since President Trump took office.
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