/ Modified jun 4, 2021 3:01 p.m.

Border Patrol chief in Tucson discusses increase in apprehensions

Agents are encountering more single adults and children.

This week the Department of Homeland Security announced an end to the Trump-era Migrant Protection Protocol Program which forced migrants to wait in Mexico while awaiting court hearings in the United States. It remains unclear what ending the program means for the current increase in apprehensions at the southern border. The chief of Border Patrol’s Tucson Sector, John Modlin, told Lorraine Rivera that less than 5% of migrants detained by agents claim asylum. The two recently spoke about current challenges facing the agency.

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