U.S. Customs and Border Protection made a record number of arrests in October, according to the latest figures.
Agents arrested 23,121 migrant family members last month — marking the highest one-month total under President Trump and a 38% jump from September, The Washington Post reported.
In total, CBP arrested or deemed inadmissible 60,745 people along Mexico border last month, also marking a record, according to the report.
The Trump administration on Thursday announced new measures blocking migrants who cross the border illegally from seeking asylum at the southern border.
The American Civil Liberties Union on Friday filed a lawsuit seeking an injunction to block the hard-line immigration policy.
Homeland security officials say more frivolous asylym claims by cetnral americans attempting t o game u.s. immigration system are to blame for the higher numbers.
A slow-moving caravan of an estimated 7,000-10,0000 Central Americans is making its way to the U.S.-Mexico border.
Trump, without evidence, claimed that “criminals and unknown Middle Easterners” are “mixed in” with the caravan.