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Tue Apr 13, 2021, 01:24 PM

Number of Unaccompanied Minors in Border Custody Drops By Nearly Half in Past Two Weeks

Source: Mediaite

By Tommy ChristopherApr 13th, 2021, 9:13 am

The number of unaccompanied minors in Customs and Border Patrol custody has dropped by almost half in the space of two weeks.

According to data provided to CNN, the number of children in Border Patrol custody has fallen from a March 28 peak of 5,767 to 3,130 as of this past Sunday, although the average time in custody remains above the legal limit of 72 hours:

As of Sunday, there were 3,130 children in the custody of CBP, an agency not intended to care for children for prolonged periods of time, marking a drop from the peak 5,767 on March 28 since the government started providing data, indicating progress in alleviating Border Patrol stations.

The average time in CBP custody for unaccompanied migrant children is still far above the 72-hour legal limit, though, hovering around 122 hours, according to data obtained by CNN.

Read more: https://www.mediaite.com/news/number-of-unaccompanied-minors-in-border-custody-drops-by-nearly-half-in-past-two-weeks/

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