In Donald Trump’s first full month as POTUS, there has been a 40 percent drop in the number of illegal immigrants coming through the southern border. Border Patrol agents typically see a 10 to 20 percent increase in illegal immigrant captures from January to Febuary, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said. Border Patrol reported that the count of illegal immigrant crossings reduced from 31,578 to 18,762.
Fox News adds, “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.”
The new numbers are welcoming news for Trump who campaigned on illegal immigration crackdown.
Trump signed an executive order increasing border security and authorizing the construction of his promised border wall along the southern border in the first few days of his presidency. Trump also seeks to hire about 5,000 additional border patrol officials and 10,000 ICE agents and seeks to fast-track deportations.”