Southwest border apprehension data for fiscal year 2017 thus far, comprising October 2016 through May 2017, shows that total apprehensions are near the record highs of the same time period in previous fiscal years, as are apprehensions of unaccompanied children (UAC) and family units.
The number of unaccompanied children and family units apprehended in August 2015 was about 50 percent higher than August 2014 levels.
In FY 2015, the number of apprehensions of unaccompanied Central American minors has fallen by 51 percent compared to the first eight months of FY 2014.
Apprehensions through the first four months of FY 2015 were about 22 percent lower than the same period in FY 2014.
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