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U.S. encountered more than 100,000 migrants at U.S.-Mexico border in February

Migrants are seen after crossing the Rio Bravo river to turn themselves in to U.S. Border Patrol agents to request for asylum in El Paso, Texas, U.S., as seen from Ciudad Juarez

(Reuters) – U.S. border agents encountered 100,441 migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border in February, Troy Miller, the senior official performing duties as the commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, said on Wednesday, confirming the highest monthly total since a major border surge in mid-2019.

Miller said more than 19,000 of those encounters were families, close to 9,500 were unaccompanied minors and the remainder adults. Border officials said they also count repeat crossers in their numbers.

(Reporting by Mica Rosenberg in New York and Mimi Dwyer in Los Angeles; Editing by Chris Reese)

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