Border Apprehensions Drop Significantly in October

New data has revealed that border apprehensions have dropped 14% in the month of October.

According to The Hill:

U.S. immigration officials apprehended just more than 42,000 individuals at the southern border with Mexico in October, acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan said Thursday, marking a drop from the previous month and a sharp decline from earlier this year.

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“This represents an overall decrease of over 70 percent since the peak in May of this year,” Morgan told reporters at the White House. “This is a significant decline.”

Morgan also said that the new figure represents a 14-percent decline since September, when officials apprehended 52,000 individuals at the border.

Still, Morgan described the current situation as a continuing “crisis.” He criticized Congress for failing to pass immigration reform legislation and knocked “judicial activism” for undermining the Trump administration’s agenda to curb the number of legal and illegal immigrants coming into the U.S.

This drop could be attributed to the instance from the Trump administration that Mexico and Central American countries chip in help stem the flow of immigrants to the southern border.

Image Credit: Duffman, Via Wikimedia Commons

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mellie
mellie
10 months ago

That’s good, but FINISH THE WALL!

Robert Hagedorn
10 months ago

From 52.000 to 42,000 is a 20 per cent drop, not 14 per cent.

Kevin
Kevin
10 months ago

I don’t think anyone should be able 2 cross into our Country without a visa or green card period!!!!
These people are criminals as far as I’m concerned, I don’t remember taking anybody 2 raise nor their damn children….
I don’t care what their circumstances R!!!!
Most of these people that come here have no skills or education, and will only put a burden on our Country and they don’t care all’s they want in most cases is freebies, I say BS….
All’s I can say is take UR ASS 2 there Country and try that crap……
I’m tired of the American people having 2 pay 4 all these Countries and there Leach’s, it’s time 2 Care 4 our people 1st…..

Mathew Mok
Mathew Mok
10 months ago

So what? How many are getting in is what is important. Maybe they are just not trying to pinch as many ????? Maybe the border patrol is tired ?????? (They have worked their asses off) I don’t know. And of the 42k how many were sent back? That’s all I want to know. A smaller number of arrests in not necessarily a good thing.

Lots of missing details there Bunky.

giley
giley
10 months ago

The completion of the wall needs to be expedited. Drug cartels keep growing and getting closer. The Democrats in the meantime are wasting valuable time and money with their impeachment charade.

Lea
Lea
10 months ago

Just goes to show…WALLS DO WORK. 😀 Well done, Mr. President!!

David Doebler
David Doebler
10 months ago

Take the dollars spent on the inpeachment charade in Washington and complete the wall. At the very least, we would have something tangible. And by the way Democrats, sooner or later you will be in control of the swamp. And when that happens, does anyone doubt the Republicans will get retribution?

Ed D.
Ed D.
10 months ago

Is this the same Border that Mexico supposedly has 27,000 troops that are supposedly stopping these illegals from crossing their country into ours? How is that working out for us? Apparently eith Mexico is lying to us, or the President is! Which is it?

Frank2525
Frank2525
10 months ago

See some posting who have not checked progress on completing more of the wall. As they have closed the choke points, set a schedule for meeting a judge, to hear immigration cases, there has been a decrease in assisting caravans in reaching the border, let alone crossing. Even Democrats are getting tired of homeless on their streets. Even my “incoming calls” which I do not answer, are decreasing in numbers each day. And I never pick up a call, if I do not recognize the name, or number. If they don’t know who they are, I don’t know them, either.