More than 180,000 migrants crossed into the US border in May, a 20-year high and up slightly from last month.

The number of migrants arriving in the United States through its southern border with Mexico remained high during the month of May, despite sustained diplomatic efforts by the Biden administration to stem the surge.

According to statistics published by the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), 180,034 people were apprehended along the US-Mexico border in May, up slightly from 178,622 the previous month.

The number of children travelling alone dropped, however, to 10,765 according to the figures, from 13,940 in April. The numbers showed a significant decrease from the all-time high figure of 18,951 in March.

In May, CBP encountered more than 180,000 persons attempting

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