SAN DIEGO | November border arrests jump to highest in Trump presidency

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



SAN DIEGO — Border Patrol arrests in November jumped 78 percent from a year earlier to the highest level in Donald Trump’s presidency, with families and children accounting for a majority for a third straight month.

The numbers are the latest sign that people who cross the border illegally are increasingly families and children traveling alone, a trend that began several years ago but has accelerated since summer.

The Border Patrol made 23,115 arrests of people who came as families in November, nearly four times the same period last year, parent agency Customs and Border Protection said.

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