Immigration authorities arrested more families in August than in any month on record. U.S. officials have long grappled with discouraging families from coming — and found there are no easy solutions.
The Trump administration wants to toughen border enforcement and deter asylum-seekers. New figures show that more than 100,000 migrants were apprehended at the U.S. Southern border in March.
Hundreds of migrant families are being released from immigration custody and are being housed, temporarily, in shelters, hotels and churches across the southwest border region.