Wednesday, September 21, 2016



Note: Chart at link. Unknown as to how many are actually "children".

Unaccompanied children apprehensions reach highest point of 2016

UAC Table August 2016
Courtesy of
Immigration Overload

Detainees walk in a line at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Brownsville. More than 60,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally this past year.

McALLEN—More unaccompanied children were apprehended in the Rio Grande Valley than any other month this year, according to data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

In August CBP agents apprehended 5,198 unaccompanied children in the RGV sector, which encompasses more than 34,000 square miles in South Texas.

This area continues to be the busiest border crossing for unaccompanied children with about 63 percent of the total apprehensions across the entire southwest border, according to CBP data.

These sector numbers are 18 percent lower than at the same time in 2014, when the surge of unaccompanied minors in this region drew nationwide attention.

Total apprehensions across the U.S.-Mexico border are also the highest this August than they've been in the last five years with more than 37,000 people caught.

An average of 200 migrants have been arriving to the Sacred Heart Immigrant Respite Center each day after they are released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the downtown McAllen area. The city sent out a news release Thursday asking for donations and volunteers.

Check back for more details.
(News Release in its entirety)

For Immediate Release
September 15, 2016
Contact: Xochitl Mora, Director, Public Information Office
O: (956) 681-1202 / M: (956) 662-9269 / E:
Sacred Heart Respite Center seeks donations
McAllen- With more than 200 people arriving each day, the Sacred Heart Respite Center is in need of donations and volunteers.

Donations needed include: deodorant for both male and female, towels, men's pants sizes 28-34, shoes of all sizes, toothbrushes and toothpaste. Volunteers are needed on a daily basis for a variety of tasks.

Who: Respite Center at Sacred Heart Church
What: Volunteers and donations needed
When: Open from: 8 am to 8 pm-- need volunteers today and all this week
Where: 306 South 16th Street, McAllen, Texas 78501

Park in fenced area - look for tan tents and enter through red double doors
For additional information, please call: (956) 897-3949.


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