Wednesday, July 11, 2018

LET'S HOPE THIS IS THE START OF A NEW TREND: Illegal border crossings decrease for the first time in 2018

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Fewer people were caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally in June than in the previous three months, the first time the number of arrivals decreased in 2018.
The number of people caught crossing decreased about 15 percent from May to June, according to data from Customs and Border Protection. Border Patrol agents apprehended 40,344 people crossing the Southwest border illegally in May and 34,114 people in June.
The number of people coming to ports of entry along the border without documents necessary to come into the U.S., called “inadmissibles” by CBP, also dropped about 27 percent, from 11,568 in May to 8,451 in June.
Along the California border, arrivals mirrored the border-wide trend from May to June. Border Patrol agents apprehended 5,343 people along the California border in June, a 12 percent drop from the 6,102 apprehended in May. The number of inadmissibles along the California border dropped 30 percent from 3,302 in May to 2,296 in June.
The Trump administration pointed to its zero tolerance policy, implemented at the beginning of May, as a reason for the decline.
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