EAGLE PASS, Texas (AP) — Border Patrol agents made more 181,000 arrests on the U.S.-Mexican border in August. That’s according to figures released Friday. The new numbers come as agents in some U.S. cities are overwhelmed by large groups of migrants that have arrived this week.
More than 8,000 have turned up in the Texas border city of Eagle Pass, where authorities say a 3-year-old boy died this week while crossing the Rio Grande. Other migrants are waiting across the river in Piedras Negras, Mexico, for an appointment that might allow them to seek asylum in the U.S. The latest arrest figures along the U.S. border are up from July but little has changed from August a year ago.
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