Numbers are way down this year compared to last year when it comes to illegal immigration over the southwest U.S. border.
According to the Department of Homeland Security, apprehensions by the Border Patrol are down 70 percent since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president in January.
During the previous administration, droves of entire families of illegal immigrants from Central America came north through the Mexican border. For example, 16,000 family members were caught in December of 2016. In April, that number was down to 1,119.
Overall, apprehensions went from 43,251 to 11,129 in the same month comparison from 2016 to 2017.
Department of Homeland Security spokesman David Lapan stated Tuesday, “A lot of the discussion about changes in our enforcement policy and the way we are going about doing business, we believe that has deterred people. When you get here it is likely you are going to get caught, you are going to be returned to your country.”
H/T: Washington Times
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