“Border Patrol Tahoe” by Alex Smith is licensed under CC0 1.0
Four days ago, CNN reported on an unexpected rise of families and children crossing the southwestern border. “Unexpected”, as in, border enforcement and statisticians were caught by surprise.
This is a far cry from a little over a year ago when, at the end of May 2014, CBS Houston reported that the Border Patrol had arrested more migrants in Texas’s Rio Grande Valley in the last eight months than they had made in the previous twelve.
This is a slightly edited blog post from one originally published in early June 2014, shortly after the CBS Houston report appeared.
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