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Fewer children arriving at the border unaccompanied, White House says
Fewer children arriving at the border unaccompanied, White House says

The number of children arriving at the border unaccompanied has dropped sharply so far this month, according to preliminary data released by the White House. The number of unaccompanied minors picked up by Border Patrol agents in the first two weeks fell to about 150 per day, down from an average of 355 per day in June, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday. Earnest said White House officials believe the decline in the number of young migrants was the result of several factors, including a typical seasonal drop in border crossing during harsh summer conditions. “We do believe that the administration's response and efforts to work with Central American leaders to...

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