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Have January raids deterred migrants from illegally crossing the border?

Have January raids deterred migrants from illegally crossing the border?

Amid controversy over immigration raids targeting families in the U.S. illegally, the number of children and family members caught crossing the southern border plummeted last month, according to newly released government figures.

In January, 3,113 unaccompanied child migrants were apprehended, down 54% from December.

The number of people who were apprehended traveling in families fell 65% to 3,145.

Jeh Johnson, the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, cited those figures in a 

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