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Illegal Immigration Is Changing. Border Security Is Still Catching Up

Michelle Brané, director of migrant rights at the Women's Refugee Commission, says the administration's push to discourage people from coming to the United States has, instead, backfired. Federal courts soon chipped away at the scope of the administration's immigrant family detention practices.

And according to Brané, the new border statistics only confirm that Central Americans will continue to find a way to the United States, no matter what stands before then.

“If you're in a burning house, you're going to find a way out no matter how many obstacles are put in your way,” Brané said.