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Border Patrol set ‘bookout’ targets to bring migrant custody numbers to ‘manageable’ levels amid new surge

Meanwhile, signs are pointing to continually higher numbers, which had dropped in June but increased in July and reportedly increased in August. Fox reported last month that major border sectors were either at capacity or nearing it.

CBP sources told Fox News that on Monday, Border Patrol apprehended more than 7,300 illegal immigrants (not including those who evaded custody or appeared at ports of entry). CBP now has over 22,000 migrants in custody, the sources said.

Fox News’ Bill Melugin contributed to this report.

Adam Shaw is a politics reporter for Fox News Digital, primarily covering immigration and border security.

He can be reached at adam.shaw2@fox.com or on Twitter.

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