Brian Hastings, chief of operations for the US Border Patrol, briefs the media on the 2019 migration statistics, on March 5, 2019 in Washington, DC.
Brian Hastings, chief of operations for the US Border Patrol, briefs the media on the 2019 migration statistics, on March 5, 2019 in Washington, DC. - 
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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services reports more than 76,000 people came over the southern border last month without documents. That’s more than double from the same time last year. A look at how the budget for border security isn't meeting the realities on the ground.

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