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    Family arrivals surge at US-Mexico border in August [Associated Press]

    Family arrivals surge at US-Mexico border in August

    ELLIOT SPAGAT
    ,Associated PressSeptember 12, 2018



    FILE - In this July 18, 2018 file photo, a Honduran man carries his 3-year-old son as his daughter and other son follow to a transport vehicle after being detained by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents in San Luis, Ariz. Border arrests figures for August 2018, are the latest reminder of how crossings have shifted over the last decade from predominantly Mexican men to Central American families and children. The number of family arrivals reached 15,955, a sharp increase from July that Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said was one of the highest on record. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. border authorities arrested dramatically more immigrant families at the Mexico border in August compared to previous months in a spike that a Trump administration official said Wednesday was the result of "legal loopholes" allowing children to avoid immediate deportation to their homelands in Central America.
    The number of families arriving at the Mexico border reached 15,955, up from 12,274 in July, according to Customs and Protection. Families accounted for more than one-third of people who were stopped at the border.
    Commissioner Kevin McAleenan called the increase "a direct response to gaps in the legal framework," adding, "we're not surprised by it, but it's been a very stark trend."
    The numbers offer a glimpse into the impact of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy on illegal crossings introduced in April, which resulted in the separation of more than 2,500 children from their parents. President Donald Trump effectively ended the practice of separating families in June amid heavy criticism.
    The statistics also come as the midterm elections are approaching and immigration remains a key issue in campaigns across the country. McAleenan, a Trump appointee, called the situation "a crisis of significant proportions from a humanitarian perspective and a security perspective."
    Overall, people arrested or stopped at the border totaled 46,560, up from 39,953 in July and 30,567 in August 2017. Arrests have risen from July to August in four of the previous five years, indicating seasonal factors may be an influence.
    Administration officials have been encouraging asylum seekers to turn themselves in at official border crossings, instead of going around them, but the August figures suggest that message isn't getting through.
    Family arrests by the Border Patrol, a component of Customs and Border Protection that polices between ports of entry, soared to 12,774 in August from 9,281 in July. The increase in families arriving at official crossings climbed only slightly, to 3,181 from 3,027.

    The arrest tally is the latest reminder of how border crossings have shifted from predominantly Mexican men to Central American families and children.
    Last week, the Trump administration moved to abandon a longstanding court settlement that limits how long immigrant children can be kept locked up, proposing new regulations that would allow the government to detain families until their immigration cases are decided.
    Administration officials said that ending the so-called Flores agreement of 1997 will speed up the handling of asylum requests while also deterring people from illegally crossing the border.
    The move angered immigrant rights advocates and is expected to trigger a court battle.

    Border arrests are an imperfect gauge of illegal crossings because they don't indicate how many people got away.
    Trump touted border arrests when they fell sharply during his first few months in office to less than 16,000 in April 2017. The arrest tally rose in 11 of the following 12 months, topping 50,000 in March, April and May of this year.
    The administration said Tuesday that it will expand its tent shelter for immigrant minors crossing the border to 3,800 beds and keep it open through the end of this year. The facility at Tornillo, Texas, which originally opened with a 360-bed capacity for 30 days, is being expanded based on how many children are in the care of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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    just turn 'em back into Mexico. Tell Mexico if you don't like it, tough. I'm fed up with Americans being the only ones following the rules, not get these gosh darn people out of here and keep them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judy View Post
    just turn 'em back into Mexico. Tell Mexico if you don't like it, tough. I'm fed up with Americans being the only ones following the rules, not get these gawd damn people out of here and keep them out.

    IMPLEMENT JUDY'S PLAN B!!
    Could you please quit using the word "gawd damn" .... thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MW View Post
    Could you please quit using the word "gawd damn" .... thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judy View Post
    No.
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    1. Language & hatred: No obscene language or racially derogatory comments are allowed. This includes symbols that stand for profanity used to replace letters in profane words. (!&^#*#)


    Changing a couple letters does not change intent or meaning.


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    There is no obscenity or racial intent. I trust you aren't falling off your wagon so far and so fast as to imply that someone who wants to get illegal aliens out of our country and keep them out is ... racist. Have you sunk that low?!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judy View Post
    There is no obscenity or racial intent. I trust you aren't falling off your wagon so far and so fast as to imply that someone who wants to get illegal aliens out of our country and keep them out is ... racist. Have you sunk that low?!!
    Nobody said anything about racism. I cut & pasted the rule and placed the applicable words in bold. Enough of the obfuscating, you know exactly what I'm talking about! Changing a few letters around does not disguise the meaning of the word I've seen you use several times over the last couple days.


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    I have no idea what you are talking about or what you're trying to do, except cause trouble because you lost an argument you started. Go stalk someone else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judy View Post
    I have no idea what you are talking about or what you're trying to do, except cause trouble because you lost an argument you started. Go stalk someone else.
    I've lost no argument and you know exactly what I'm talking about!

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