The U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) latest report on migrant crossing and apprehension numbers were record-breaking, according to CBP Deputy Commissioner Robert E. Perez.
Over 100,000 migrants were detained at the border in April alone.
A shockingly high as that number is, here's another way to look at the migration crisis: since the month of September more than 1% of Honduras and Guatemala's total population has migrated to the United States, according to U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
No, we're not kidding.
Homeland Security Secretary Kevin K. McAleenan said, "The current migration flows, especially of vulnerable families and children, from Central America through Mexico, to remote areas all along the U.S. border, represent both a security and humanitarian crisis. The situation is not sustainable."
TOPSHOT - Honduran migrants take part in a caravan towards the United States in Chiquimula, Guatemala on October 17, 2018. - A migrant caravan set out on October 13 from the impoverished, violence-plagued country and was headed north on the long journey through Guatemala and Mexico to the US border. President Donald Trump warned Honduras he will cut millions of dollars in aid if the group of about 2,000 migrants is allowed to reach the United States. (Photo by ORLANDO ESTRADA / AFP) (Photo credit should read ORLANDO ESTRADA/AFP/Getty Images)