SAN DIEGO | November border arrests jump 78 percent on year

6Dec - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



SAN DIEGO — U.S. Border Patrol arrests in November jumped 78 percent from a year earlier, with families and children accounting for a majority for a third straight month.

The numbers released Thursday by parent agency Customs and Border Protection are the latest sign that people who cross the border illegally are increasingly families and children traveling alone.

It’s a trend that began several years ago but has accelerated since summer.

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