Changing immigration trends are the topic of a new issue of The Takeaway. According to the policy brief, the number of apprehensions at the Southwest border has actually decreased since 2000, but the steep rise in the number of families attempting to cross, the increase in credible fear claims, and the lack of functional laws and resources are all contributing to a growing humanitarian crisis at the Southwest border.
The author asks us to recognize that the United States is failing to protect children and serve families legitimately seeking refuge, and urges Congress to act. You can read about it in “Humanitarian Crisis on the Southwest Border.”
The Takeaway is a publication of the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy at the Bush School at Texas A&M University.