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Decrease in Number of Migrants Arriving at Southern Border

1 month 1 week 5 days ago Monday, December 09 2019 Dec 9, 2019 December 09, 2019 5:27 AM December 09, 2019 in News - Local

DONNA - Moves by both the U.S. and Mexico are being credited with a drop in the number of migrants arriving at the southern border.

The Department of Homeland Security is calling the new procedures a success.

For the sixth consecutive month, there have been fewer people detained along the southern border.

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador deployed the National Guard to Mexico’s southern border to help slow the number of Central American migrants making the journey north.

An increase in agents and active duty military along our southern border has also slowed the numbers.

The Department of Homeland Security says the number of Central American family units being detained has gone down approximately 85% since May.

Right now there are more than 1,000 migrants in Matamoros waiting for asylum hearings in Brownsville.

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