While the total number of apprehensions are below last year’s total, statistics have shown an increase in the number of monthly apprehensions since June.
The number of unaccompanied children and family units apprehended in August 2015 was about 50 percent higher than August 2014 levels.
Compared with the same period last fiscal year, apprehensions of unaccompanied children, family units, and Central Americans are each down by about 50 percent.
Of the nearly 61,000 unaccompanied child cases that began in fiscal year 2014, more than 43,000 (71 percent) were still pending at the end of April 2015.
The backlog of pending cases in immigration courts has grown 160 percent since 2006, but the number of immigration judges has grown by just 15 percent.
Apprehensions through the first four months of FY 2015 were about 22 percent lower than the same period in FY 2014.
New immigration enforcement data: for the first time in history, most border crossers are not Mexican
The Office of Immigration Statistics’ report on enforcement actions presents statistics on the number of foreigners apprehended, detained, and removed from the country in the previous year.