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Border apprehensions jump 88% in past year

Arrests of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border skyrocketed in the past year, approaching numbers “no immigration system in the world is designed to handle,” one official said.

The 2019 fiscal year saw arrests jump 88 percent from the prior year, with more than 975,000 individual arrests.

That number is the highest in 12 years. The record number of migrants arrested in one year stands at 1.6 million and was set in 2000.