Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly reported great news regarding illegal border crossings at the southern border. According to Kelly, crossings are down about forty percent.
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Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly reported great news regarding illegal border crossings. According to Kelly, following Trump’s executive orders illegal crossing dropped about 40 percent along the southern border.
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.”
It’s clear, President Trump’s efforts to secure the southern border and crack down on illegal aliens is having an impact.