According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 834 unaccompanied minors were stopped at the U.S.-Mexico border last Wednesday.
It’s the most since the Biden administration began releasing a daily tally of apprehensions of children earlier in 2021.
A top DHS official estimated in a court filing that more than 19,000 children traveling alone were picked up by immigration officers last month. If true, that number eclipses the previous high of 18,877 from March of 2021.
According to the report, it does not include Mexican children who tried crossing the border because most of those children would be repatriated and not spend time in CBP custody.