100 Brazilians arrested every month at US border - survey

7US Border Patrol officer observing prototype of the wall Donald Trump wants to build on the Mexican border in San Diego, California

More than half are deported; only 2% of those who ask US authorities for asylum are granted it.

On average, 100 Brazilians are arrested every month for trying to illegally cross the US border from Mexico, according to official data collected over the last seven months. The survey was carried out by Folha and the University of Syracuse, which compiles data from the US border patrol, responsible for security in the region.

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