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Nearly 6,000 undocumented immigrants apprehended daily at US-Mexico border in April

May 3, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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YUMA, ARIZONA - APRIL 29: Central American asylum seekers are detained by the the U.S. Border Patrol after they crossed into the United States from Mexico on April 29, 2021 near Yuma, Arizona. (Photo by Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images)

After a spike in apprehensions of undocumented immigrants at the US-Mexico border in March raised alarms and prompted a torrent of Republican criticism of the Biden administration, preliminary US government data reviewed by CNN shows the number of encounters at the border in April remains elevated but appears to have plateaued.

(CNN)After a spike in apprehensions of undocumented immigrants at the US-Mexico border in March raised alarms and prompted a torrent of Republican criticism of the Biden administration, preliminary US government data reviewed by CNN shows the number of encounters at the border in April remains elevated but appears to have plateaued.

During the first three weeks of April, around 122,000 people were encountered by US border authorities on the southwest border, another signal that the month will likely be similar to March, according to preliminary data obtained by CNN.

On Monday, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas conceded that border crossings "remain high," but touted the progress the administration has made reducing the number of children in US Border Patrol custody over the past month.

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