More than 76,000 migrants are traveling in February without the necessary papers across the border to Mexico in the USA. More than twice as many as in the same month of the previous year, as statistics from the U.S. customs and border protection.

“We are facing a humanitarian crisis and a national security crisis along our southwest border,” said authorities chief Kevin McAleenan said in a statement.

U.S. President Donald Trump wants to stop the immigration across the border to Mexico with the construction of a wall. Had their funding Trump call in February, the National state of emergency. In the U.S. Senate, a majority vote against a state of emergency implies, however, after senators of Trumps Republicans had signalled support for such a Resolution.

The growing number of families and children who come in larger groups and in remote areas across the border, the facilities of the border guard, as well as Non-government organizations prior to a “unique challenge,” said McAleenan. Families and unaccompanied children currently make up around 60 percent of all arrests at the border. Most of them come from Central American countries such as Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

in Order to cope with the increase, ordered by the border guards according to information from the additional medical care for migrants detained by the authorities.

Recently, there had been several deaths of people in custody of the U.S. customs and border protection. After the death of two children from Guatemala in December, a 45-year-old man from Mexico has died in February in the custody of the authorities.

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