The migrant crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border has received an overwhelming amount of attention due to videos showing scores of Central Americans tracking north as part of migrant caravans, U.S. President Donald Trump alleging the country is being invaded by illegal immigrants, and alarming images of children being held in cages at American detention facilities.
The humanitarian crisis along America's southern border is a reality, but it is not so much due to the volume of migrants, but rather the demographic shift in the people U.S. border agents are intercepting.
Since 2000, the number of migrants attempting to cross into the U.S. as dropped drastically - So what is leading to the current crisis?
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