Apprehensions dwindle at southern border as fewer migrant families seek asylum

Mark Morgan.
Customs and Border Patrol Commissioner Mark Morgan. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Officials apprehended more than 42,000 people at the U.S.-Mexico border last month, Customs and Border Patrol commissioner Mark Morgan said on Thursday, per CNN.

Why it matters: The number of apprehensions has continued to drop since its peak of 133,000 earlier this year. Morgan pointed to a 14% dip since September, CNN notes.

Bolivia unrest: What you need to know

 Demonstrators of MAS throw stones to the riot police in an attempt to enter the Plaza Murillo on November 13, 2019 in La Paz, Bolivia.
Supporters of former President Evo Morales throw stones at police in an attempt to enter the Plaza Murillo in La Paz on Wednesday. Photo: Gabriel Marquez/Getty Images/Getty Images

Supporters of former President Evo Morales clashed with police in the capital and in his stronghold towns as they demonstrated against conservative Sen. Jeanine Áñez declaring herself interim president, AP reports.

The latest: Per AP, some of Morales' supporters ignited dynamite sticks, while others used "corrugated sheets of metal and wooden planks from construction sites" as weapons, as many chanted, "Now, civil war!" per AP. U.S. officials have welcomed Áñez's declaration.