Migrant crossings along the southern US border are rising, reaching more than 8,000 apprehensions

A group of migrants who have crossed into the US from Mexico seen in Eagle Pass, Texas, on August 25. CNN —

Migrant crossings along the United States’ southern border are rising, reaching more than 8,000 apprehensions on Monday, according to a Department of Homeland Security official, straining federal resources and overwhelming already-crowded facilities.

In May, ahead of the expiration of the Covid-era restriction known as Title 42, US Customs and Border Protection encountered more than 8,000 people daily and had around 25,000 migrants in custody, raising alarm within the Biden administration.But after Title 42 expired, numbers dropped dramatically – […]

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