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The number of migrants arrested at the US-Mexico border is the highest it’s been since 2007, new federal data shows

New federal data shows about 851,000 migrants were arrested by border patrol along the US-Mexico border in fiscal 2019, the highest number since 2007.
US President Donald Trump visits the US-Mexico border fence in Otay Mesa, California on September 18, 2019.

Gators, bayonets, and a moat: 11 of the wildest requests Trump has made to secure the US-Mexico border

Many of Trump's ideas came amid his fury over a springtime crush of migrants, who arrived at the US-Mexico border in numbers not seen in years.
President Donald J. Trump participates in a ceremonial Swearing-In of the Secretary of Labor Gene Scalia in the Oval Office at the White House on Monday, Sept 30, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Trump reportedly suggested shooting migrants in the legs and filling a moat with snakes or alligators to fortify the border wall

Enraged by the soaring numbers of migrant families seeking asylum in the US, Trump reportedly turned to a number of gruesome solutions.
President Donald Trump gestures during his visit to a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Otay Mesa, California, on September 18, 2019.

Trump signed his $147-million replacement border wall with a Sharpie

President Donald Trump visited the $147-million border wall replacement project in Otay Mesa, California, on Wednesday, and called it "amazing."
United States military personal come and go through the main gate at Fort Campbell, home of the army's 101st Airborne Division, in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, February 22, 2007.

A military base is losing its funding for a new middle school so money can be shifted to Trump’s border wall

The middle school is one of 127 military construction projects that Defense Department officials said this week would be delayed or halted.
Migrants hold hands as they cross the border between the U.S. and Mexico at the Rio Grande river, on their way to enter El Paso, Texas, on May 20, 2019 as taken from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The location is in an area where migrants frequently turn themselves in and ask for asylum in the U.S. after crossing the border. Approximately 1,000 migrants per day are being released by authorities in the El Paso sector of the U.S.-Mexico border amidst a surge in asylum seekers arriving at the Southern border.

A 6-month-old baby girl apprehended at the US-Mexico border who was rushed to a hospital for a medical emergency is now in stable condition

CBP confirms that a 6-month-old baby girl is in stable condition after taken by helicopter to hospital after crossing the Rio Grande with her father.
President Donald Trump talks with a US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Border Patrol Agent while participating in a tour of US-Mexico border wall prototypes.

Money from a retirement program for the US military is set to be diverted to pay for Trump’s border wall

The Supreme Court decided last week that Department of Defense funding could be used to construct sections of President Donald Trump's border wall.
A Central American migrant and her children walk outside El Chaparral port of entry, in Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico, on July 17, 2019.

More than 900 migrant children have been split from their parents since Trump formally ended family separations last year

The ACLU is asking a federal judge to clarify when children can be taken from their parents — meaning only if the parent is truly dangerous or unfit.
Seesaw at the US-Mexico border

2 professors installed bright pink seesaws across the US-Mexico border as a show of unity amid growing divides

The set of seesaws were installed across the US-Mexico border to bring together children in Sunland Park, New Mexico, and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.

A 3-year-old girl was asked to choose between her mom or dad as a border patrol agent tried to separate the family

A young girl named Sofi was asked by a Border Patrol agent if she wanted to go with her mom, or her dad, as they tried to separate the migrant family.