Episode from the podcastPBS NewsHour - Segments

Why increased family crossings are challenging border resources

Released Tuesday, 5th March 2019
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U.S. Customs and Border Patrol says over 76,000 migrants crossed into the U.S. from Mexico last month -- twice as many as in February 2018. The increased volume reflects a greater proportion of migrant groups containing family units, for whom immigration authorities are poorly resourced. Amna Nawaz talks to Judy Woodruff from Arizona, where she has been reporting on the situation at the border.