Illegal border crossings decrease by 40 percent in Trump’s first month

magaGood start.

From Fox News: The number of people illegally crossing the U.S. southern border has dropped 40 percent in President Trump’s first full month in office, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Wednesday.

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol reported that the number of illegal border crossings dropped from 31,578 to 18,762 persons. Kelly said border agents usually see a 10 to 20 percent increase in illegal immigrant apprehensions from January to February.

“The drop in apprehensions shows a marked change in trends,” Kelly said. “Since the administration’s implementation of executive orders to enforce immigration laws, apprehensions and inadmissible activity is trending toward the lowest monthly total in at least the last five years.”

The new numbers are welcoming news for Trump who campaigned on illegal immigration crackdown.

Trump signed an executive order increasing border security and authorizing the construction of his promised border wall along the southern border in the first few days of his presidency. Trump also seeks to hire about 5,000 additional border patrol officials and 10,000 ICE agents and seeks to fast-track deportations.

“We will remain vigilant to respond to any changes in these trends, as numbers of illegal crossings typically increase between March and May,” Kelly said. “However, the early results show that enforcement matters, deterrence matters, and that comprehensive immigration enforcement can make an impact.”


8 responses to “Illegal border crossings decrease by 40 percent in Trump’s first month

  1. That’s wonderful news. Now to continue extricating the MS13, and the other useless blobs of protoplasm. MAGA.

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  2. Let’s make it REAL SIMPLE ,,,,,,Adopt Mexico’s laws pertaining to illegal immigration , then they don’t have a leg to stand on . If our laws are so bad , theirs must be also .

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  3. Well, there you go: Even the illegal aliens are taking President Trump at his word!

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  4. MAGA!

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  5. From here on the front line near the Mexican border in So Cal…’s probably b/c our illegals—some of them—-are afraid to cross the porous border back & forth to visit/take care of their Mexican properties or families ( some here for 40-50 years, like my school janitor who has worked for 30 or 40 years in my school—and who probably has a pilfered SS card or other …b/c she is STILL ILLEGAL …THIS I know b/c she asked me to write her a recommendation/testimony abt the number of years that I’ve known she’s lived/worked here).

    They are afraid that, if they cross over into Mexico (with a fake VISA..b/c they are still illegal) …to take care of busineses or rental properties that they own or collect income from in Mexico (bought with dollars earned here in the USA…much of it untaxed..or “under the table,) they might not be able to return from……MY GUESS is that the majority of these reportings stem from just the lessoning of these sorts of crossings….to and fro….we will NOT know of the REAL slowing for a few months’ hence of border crossings and attempted border crossings…..

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  6. I hope not too long from now the 40 percent decrease becomes 99 percent. The one percent allowed in can work the fields, when the season is over go back home and subject to rigurous scrutiny to return to work.

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