Border Patrol apprehend 33,335 illegal border crossers last month and saw an uptick in apprehensions of “unaccompanied children” and so-called “family units.”
According to Border Patrol data released Friday, of the total 33,335 total apprehensions at the border in March, 4,201 were “unaccompanied children” and 4,448 were “family units” or at least one adult traveling with children.
Total apprehensions in March represented a 28 percent increase over February’s apprehension level of 26,076.
The apprehensions of “unaccompanied children” and “family” units also increased 37 percent and 46 percent, respectively, compared to February. The apprehensions in March still remained lower than, to-date, this fiscal year’s peak in December when 6,765 minors and 8,974 adults with children flooded across the southern border.