How Do You Measure A Border Crisis? Figures Divide Experts

Law360 (March 6, 2019, 10:38 PM EST) -- As the Trump administration released new data Tuesday reflecting what it describes as a “crisis” at the southern border, immigration policy analysts were divided over whether its metrics accurately capture migration trends and justify declaring an emergency.

Some say the administration has rightly raised the alarm over recent increases in apprehensions and encounters with “inadmissible” noncitizens who present themselves at ports of entry.

Others argue that while the numbers indicate increased family migration, which is a cause for concern, they do not reflect a situation at the border that requires President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency and mobilizing military...

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