News Exercise #269


1. Why is the actual figure of children separated from parents unknown?
2. What is the trend of unauthorized crossings?
3. What are asylum seekers doing after illegally crossing the border?
4. What do border patrol say is needed to improve security?

Answers:
1. Why is the actual figure of children separated from parents unknown?
It is due to poor communication between Federal agencies.
2. What is the trend of unauthorized crossings?
The total has “plummeted” but the number of families with children is on track to quadruple compared to two years ago.
3. What are asylum seekers doing after illegally crossing the border?
They are waiting for border patrol to find them.
4. What do border patrol say is needed to improve security?
They say they need a better barrier patrol system that includes sensors in the ground and camera systems.

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