What (or Who) is Driving the U.S. Border Crisis?

The number of monthly apprehensions based on illegal border crossings hovers north of 90,000 people.  

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), more than 53,000 of the people who crossed in March were what part of ‘family units’, which represents an all-time high according to CBP. 

The Cipher Brief tapped expert Mike Fisher, former Chief of CBP, for a deeper understanding of what these numbers mean and what – or who – is driving much higher numbers of people to the U.S.’ Southwestern border, and the resulting national security implications.

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