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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.
“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.
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