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Apprehensions at Texas-Mexico border spiked in May

The number of family units who were apprehended or turned themselves in to border agents on the southwest border during the current fiscal year dipped slightly. But the number of families caught entering the country illegally at the southwest border last month increased sixfold compared with the same month in 2017.

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Attorney General Sessions vows to prosecute all illegal border crossers and separate children from parents

"If you are smuggling a child, then we will prosecute you and that child will be separated from you as required by law," U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a speech to law enforcement officials Monday. "If you don’t like that, then don’t smuggle children over our border."


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