UPDATED 2:30 PM PT – Thur. January 3, 2019
The DHS reveals 22,000 minors crossed the southern border illegally in December.
That’s according to a statement Thursday by DHS Assistant Press Secretary Katie Waldman.
The report also said of those minors, nearly 25% crossed the border without a parent or guardian.
Waldman adds those making the trip are embarking on the dangerous journey north in record numbers, putting themselves and minors in harm’s way.
The report comes as the president pushes for funding for a border wall amid a partial government shutdown.