About nine out of 10 people caught crossing the border in June were single adults

Nine out of 10 people caught crossing the border in June were single adults

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UNITED STATES.- The United States Border Patrol arrested in June about 30 thousand migrants attempting to cross the border from Mexico, an increase of 41% over the previous month despite restrictions related to COVID-19 established by Donald Trump.

About nine out of 10 people caught crossing the border in June were single adults, according to statistics released Thursday by the United States Office of Customs and Border Protection.

The number of Mexican single adults detained at the border is increasing this year, a change from the arrests of mainly Central American families and unaccompanied children in 2019.

US authorities established health-focused regulations that allowed for the rapid expulsion of migrants caught trying to cross illegally, arguing that they could enter the virus into the country.

The amount of migrants Captured by the Border Patrol, particularly families and unaccompanied children, it collapsed in April when the new measures came into effect and countries in the region began taking restrictive and confinement measures.