Children Crossing Border Alone Hit All-Time High in 2021

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DEL RIO, Texas—Border Patrol agents encountered a record number of unaccompanied children who crossed the southern border illegally and without a parent or guardian in 2021. From January through December, agents apprehended more than 169,000 children under the age of 18—a record that more than doubled the previous all-time high in 2019, according to Customs and Border Protection data. The “troubling trend” is continuing into 2022, according to Jason Owens, the Border Patr...
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