40,000 Migrants Apprehended at U.S. Southwest Border in August

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Border Patrol apprehended around 40,000 migrants at the U.S. southwest border in the first ten days of August. Tucson and Rio Grande Valley Sectors had over 10,000 apprehensions each. Unofficial reports from law enforcement indicate 39,324 migrants were apprehended between ports of entry, averaging 5,708 per day. Texas sectors contributed 23,119 apprehensions. After a decline in June, migrant apprehensions rose again in July, with over 130,000 arrests. If the August rate continues, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) might report almost 177,000 apprehensions this month. This surge suggests ongoing challenges for border control amid high migrant activity.