U.S. border arrests drop in January after new Biden restrictions -sources

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By Ted Hesson WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The number of migrants caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally in January plummeted amid a seasonal slowdown and implementation of new restrictions imposed by U.S. President Joe Biden, a tenuous reprieve as he grapples with record crossings. U.S. Border Patrol agents have arrested an average of about 4,000 migrants per day in January, three U.S. officials told Reuters this week. That’s down from an average of around 7,400 per day during the week before Christmas, one of the officials said. At the current pace, border arrests could be the lowest sinc…

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