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U.S.-Mexico crossings continue to drop, but the number of Mexican migrants surges

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The number of migrants taken into custody along the U.S.-Mexico border declined for an eighth straight month in January, but unauthorized crossings by Mexican nationals are on the rise, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials.

Acting CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan said Tuesday that U.S. officials apprehended or deemed “inadmissible” 36,679 migrants in January, a drop of 10 percent from December. But he said the number of Mexican adults taken into custody has climbed 32 percent from this time last year, a shift he attributed to smugglers “scrambling to come up with new tactics” as overall migration numbers have fallen.

12th Feb 2020

News Source The Washington Post