After holiday lull, Central American family migration returns to record levels, new figures show – Laredo Morning Times

U.S. border officials said Friday they saw an abrupt drop-off in illegal crossings during the holiday season, but the number of Central Americans arriving in family groups has returned to record levels since then. The lull in unauthorized crossings suggests some Central American migrants – and the smuggling organizations that deliver them to the border – may have taken a break or deferred the journey north until after the holidays. During the first week of January, when the extended Christmas season was still being celebrated in Mexico and Central America, the number of migrant family members taken into custody by U.S. agents fell to as low as 200 on some days, according to preliminary data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Source: After holiday lull, Central American family migration returns to record levels, new figures show – Laredo Morning Times

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