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U.S.-Mexico border apprehensions for the fiscal year surpassed 1 million in June

Apprehensions last reached the 1-million milestone in 2006. But far fewer attempted to cross that year during the searing-hot summer months, when the journey across the Rio Grande or vast ranches is especially dangerous.

Asylum-seeking migrant families rest at the riverbank as they wait to be escorted by the U.S. Border Patrol after crossing the Rio Grande river into the United States from Mexico in Roma, July 9, 2021.

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