The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol have reported that the number of illegal border crossings dropped from 31,578 to 18,762 persons during President Trump’s first month in office.
“The drop in apprehensions shows a marked change in trends,” Department of Homeland Security Secretary John 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.”
“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.”
This is great news and a clear sign that just talking about increasing border patrol agents, building the wall and ending catch and release is having an impact. Amazing what can happen if you actually enforce the law!
President Trump is doing an excellent job and is getting good things done rapidly.
Featured image of US border crossing sign by By Makaristos (Own work), via Wikimedia Commons