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Summer surge at US border stirs fears of another migrant crisis

WASHINGTON _ An unexpected summer upsurge in the number of unaccompanied children and migrant families apprehended along the southwest border has raised concerns about the potential of another migrant crisis.tmpplchld This latest surge is significant because migration numbers historically drop at the end of the summer as temperatures rise and desert travel becomes more dangerous.tmpplchld U.S. Customs and Border Protection acknowledged a rise in the number of children and parents stopped at the border in July and August but emphasized that apprehensions are down overall for the year.tmpplchld More than 4,500 unaccompanied children and 5,100 families were apprehended in August, which is...