The amount of United States border patrol arrests soared in the month of August.

The Associated Press reported that almost 10,000 immigrant children and families were arrested at the Mexico border as they tried crossing illegally during the month of August.

Data released by the U.S. Border Patrol on Monday shows this is an increase of 52 percent from the amount of arrests made in August 2014.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest called the increase in border patrol arrests during August a “concern” for the administration.

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